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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: West Africa, Guinea, Isert s.n. ((B-W 1095, holo.; C, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Densely tufted perennial 20–70 cm tall with a stout creeping rhizome.
Morphology Stem
Stems crowded, 0.5–2 mm thick, scabrid above, minutely hairy below inflorescence, glabrous to hairy towards the base
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–25 cm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, ribbed, minutely hairy.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths brown or reddish brown, hairy and with long white hairs on margins of mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal head of 3–10 clustered compressed ovoid spikelets, 8–15 mm long, 3–8 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes golden or reddish brown, with green midrib, ovate to triangular, 6–8 mm long, glabrous or with hairy margin and scabrid midrib; lowest glumes at least distichously arranged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches 3 Style-base reddish brown, persistent (included in length given above).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets greyish, obovoid, narrowed at base, 1.7–2 mm long, 1.2–1.5 mm wide, strongly transversely wrinkled.
Ecology
Seasonally flooded wooded grassland, mangrove swamps, bushland, Brachystegia etc. woodland, coconut groves, burnt grassland; 1–1400 m
Distribution
Range: Senegal to S Nigeria, Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe Flora districts: K7 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 Z

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
A woody rhizome
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
A head of up to 10 large flattened spikelets
Ecology
Savanna woodland or grassland.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bulbostylis pilosa (Willd.) Cherm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 22, 2006 Kassner, T. [328], Kenya K000333770
Jul 22, 2006 Drummond, R.B. [1174], Kenya K000333768
Jul 22, 2006 Magogo, F.M. [297], Kenya K000333767
Jul 22, 2006 Thorold, C.A. [1586], Kenya K000333769
Bidgood, S. [5119], Tanzania K000190347
Bidgood, S. [6195], Tanzania K000468230
Bidgood, S. [5827], Tanzania K000468598
Bidgood, S. [6226], Tanzania K000469199
Magogo, F.M. [900], Kenya K000333766
Robertson, S.A. [7012], Kenya K000333765

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 81: 266 (1934)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • 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.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • 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 Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 81: 266 (1934)
  • in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 82: 341 (1935)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 81: 266 (1934) & 82: 341 (1935)
  • F.W.T.A. ed. 2, 3: 316 (1972)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 96, figs. 160, 161 (1983).
  • Hepper, W. Afr. Herb. Isert & Thonning: 136 (1976)

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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