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This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon to W. Tanzania.

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

Type
Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Kasai, Panzi, Vanderyst 16050 (BR, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted herb 25–45 cm tall.
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome horizontal
Morphology Stem
Short, woody. Stems 0.5–0.75 mm wide, smooth, glabrous, striate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves: all leaves burnt off ± 5 cm above top of roots in cited specimen; described as 10–20 cm long, 0.25 mm wide, channelled, slightly scabrid, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths red-brown, the mouth densely long-pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences a head 7–10 cm wide of 6–10 spikelets; involucral bracts 2–3, erect, 0.5–1 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets lanceolate, 6–8 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes not distichous, ferruginous with straw-coloured keel, thin, lanceolate, 4.5 mm long, shortly mucronate, ± 3–5-veined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3-fid, glabrous Style-base brownish, small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet yellowish, obovoid, trigonous, ± smooth.
Ecology
Grassland and sand overlying rock; ± 1710 m
Note
The specimen has originally been determined as B. cinnamomea (Boeck) C.B. Clarke but redetermined by Bodard in 1961. Neither name is mentioned by Haines & Lye. Bodard wrongly cites the specimen as Bullock 3767.
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa Flora districts: T4

Native to:

Congo, Gabon, Tanzania, Zaïre

Bulbostylis vanderystii Cherm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 24: 299 (1934)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Ann. Fac. Sci. Univ. Dakar 9: 67 (1963).
  • B.J.B.B. 13: 183 (1935)
  • Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 299 (1934)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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