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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. & S. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Angola, Huilla, Lopollo, Welwitsch 6955 (LISU, holo.; BM, iso.; K!, drawing)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial 5–35 cm tall with ± swollen base.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0.2–0.5 mm thick, angular and scabrid below the inflorescence
Morphology Leaves
Leaves many, bright emerald green, almost filiform, 2–12 cm long, 0.3–0.5 mm wide, scabrid or slightly hairy.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths with dense long whitish hairs at mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a solitary terminal ovoid to lanceolate spikelet 6–13 mm long, 2–4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts glume-like but sometimes with green long leafy excurrent midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish brown, lanceolate, ± 4 mm long, hairy at least on margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet pale, ovoid, 2.5–3 mm long, 2 mm wide, trigonous, transversely wrinkled, with persistent blackish brown style-base.
Ecology
Brachystegia woodland on rocky hilltops and slopes; 1050–1900 m
Distribution
Range: Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; Congo-Kinshasa, Zambia, Malawi Flora districts: T4 T7 T8

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bulbostylis macra (Ridl.) C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Scott, L. [s.n.], Malawi K000416755
Kirk, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000416756 Unknown type material

First published in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 614 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Dakar 9: 70 (1963)
  • Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 614 (1895)
  • F.T.A. 8: 444 (1902)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 97, fig. 164 (1983).
  • Rendle, Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 2: 124 (1899)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0