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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: no type indicated
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, robust, producing ± 3 mm thick stolons, up to 90 cm high.
Morphology Culms
Culms tufted, trigonous, 65–90 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blade linear, V-shaped, 35–80 cm long, 3.9–6 mm wide, apex acuminate, scabrid Leaf sheath pale brown, 4–7 cm long. Leaves up to 42 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts of inflorescence leaf-like.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheath 4–5.3 cm long; blade 7–14 cm long, 2.6–4.5 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle, primary branches 3–4, 6–10.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets many in dense clusters, lanceolate, 4–6 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; 2 basal scales, 2 glumes and a single bisexual flower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish-brown, narrowly elliptic, 4–5 mm long, 1.2–1.8 mm wide, glabrous, keel acute, apex longacuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth bristles 1.5–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, greenish yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 4–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1.4–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet reddish brown, ellipsoid, 2.4–2.7 mm long, 0.6–0.7 mm wide, the surface with isodiametric cells with raised cell-walls
Ecology
Upland swamp; 2500 m
Conservation
Abundant in South Africa, and therefore considered to be Least Concern (LC).
Note
The single collection seen from the Flora area bore the name Carpha ulugurensis Nelmes, presumably a nomen nudum.
Distribution
Flora districts: T6 Range: South Africa

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal

Carpha glomerata Nees appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Linnaea 7: 529 (1832)

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

  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 322 (1983).
  • Linnaea 7: 529 (1832)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0