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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Ruwenzori).

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Uganda, Ruwenzori Mts, July 1891, Stuhlmann 2439 (B, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, with a short rhizome, up to 116 cm long.
Morphology Culms
Culms tufted, rounded, sometimes compressed or almost trigonous, or with winged margin, indistinct longitudinal ridges, 30–80 cm long, 0.7–1.5 mm wide, somewhat scabrid in upper half, the base often enclose in the fibres of old leaves
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheath brown, 4–7 cm long. Leaves up to 85 cm long. Leaf blade linear, sometimes almost trigonous, 23–80 cm long, 1.1–4 mm wide, apex acuminate, glabrous to scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts of inflorescence leaf-like.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheath 1–4 cm long; blade 2.7–20 cm long, 0.7–3 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a narrow panicle, primary branches 1–4, 2.5–15 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets solitary or in dense clusters of 4–5, lanceolate, 6–8 mm long, 0.8–1.5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 4–6 per spikelet, brown, ellipsoid-lanceolate, only the uppermost glume bearing a single bisexual flower, nonflower-bearing glumes 3.5–6 mm long, 1–2 mm wide. Flower-bearing glume 6–8.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, apex acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth bristles 3 short, 3 long, 3–7.2 mm long, the lower part of the long bristles compressed and with 0.1–0.3 mm long white hairs along the margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 2.6–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.5–4.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet yellow to (pale) brown, narrowly ovoid, 2.8–3.8 mm long, 0.6–1.2 mm wide, minutely papillose-reticulate, the stamens and perianth bristles persistent.
Ecology
In mountain bogs, along streams and on wet rocks; 2700–3750 m
Conservation
This species has restricted extent of occurrence and area of occupancy, but there is no information on threats.
Note
" C. eminii is closely related to C. angustissima, but only has one fertile flower per spikelet, and the perianth bristles are much more hairy.
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Uganda

Carpha eminii (K.Schum.) C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 8: 483 (1902)

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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.V.P.: 55 (1957)
  • F.T.A. 8: 483 (1902)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 321 (1983).

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/
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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