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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Note
Similar to the following species (Bulbostylis laniceps) but smaller in all its parts
Ecology
Damp places.

[FTEA]

Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

Type
Types: Mali, middle Niger, Koulikoro, Chevalier 2457, 2458, 2462 (P, syn.)
Note
Both Bodard and Hooper state that B. cytathera Cherm. (Arch. Bot. Caen 4 Mém. 7: 35 (1931); types: Central African Republic, Haut-Oubangui, Yalinga, Le Testu 3004 & Moroubas, Tisserant 662 (P, syn.)) is a synonym, and Hooper does not give East Africa in the distribution; but the name Scirpus fimbristyloides appears on the label of Stuhlmann 1505 from Tanzania, Bukoba, Feb. 1891 – but K. Schumann did not publish this. The sheet is in fact a syntype of Fimbristylis subumbellata K. Schum., but not conspecific with Stuhlmann 3966a, the lectotype of that species. C.B. Clarke wrote extensive notes on the K duplicate of 1505 in 1894, 1899 and 1905, pointing out he was doubtful if it was the same taxon as 3966a; chiefly because it had pendent long white hairs from the head. Hooper pointed out (on the cover) that she did not think it was B. subumbellata. Until it can be matched with new mature material from the Bukoba area its identity must remain uncertain.

Native to:

Angola, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Zambia, Zaïre

Bulbostylis fimbristyloides C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1967 Chevalier, A. [2458], Mali K000416705 syntype

First published in Mém. Soc. Bot. France 8: 28 (1907)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bodard in Ann. Fac. Sci. Dakar 9: 61 (1963)
  • in Mém. Soc. Bot. Fr. 2, 8: 28 (1907)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Dakar 9: 61 (1963)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 3: 317 (1972).
  • Mém. Soc. Bot. Fr. 2, 8: 28 (1907)

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