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This species is accepted, and its native range is Liberia, Nigeria to Uganda and S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Angola, without locality, Welwitsch 6836 & 7166 (BM, syn.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender tufted annual or perennial with limited root-system, 14–65 cm tall with 1–many flowering stems 0.4–2 mm wide, ridged
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal, filiform, to 25 cm long, 0.3–1 mm across.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheath with long hairs at mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bract filiform, ± 5 mm long, erect or spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence anthelate with (1–)2–6 spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets dark reddish brown, ovoid to subglobose, 6 mm long, 5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish brown to almost blackish, many and densely set, oblong-elliptic, 1.5–3.5 × 0.5–2 mm, glabrous or ciliate at margin, usually frayed near the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Stylebranches 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet at first yellowish, later shiny black, obovoid, somewhat flattened, 0.8–1 × 0.6–0.9 mm, smooth
Figures
Fig. 18, p117
Ecology
Seepage places on granite rocks, very wet boggy grassland; 1050–1700 m
Distribution
Range: Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique Flora districts: U1 T4 T8

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Bulbostylis angolensis (C.B.Clarke) Larridon & Roalson appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Phytotaxa 395: 204 (2019)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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