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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

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

Diagnostic
Similar to S. brachyceras but with a contracted inflorescence of dark spikelets exceeded by the erect stem-like bract and a transversely ridged achene
Morphology General Habit
A tufted or shortly rhizomatous perennial with flattened orange-red shoots
Morphology Leaves
Sharp needle-like leaves bearing long hairs at the top of the sheath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
A small number of large spikelets similar to those of S. angolensis var. brizaeformis with black or red-black papery glumes
Ecology
Marshy montane grassland. In or near water.

Native to:

Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Bulbostylis bulbostyloides (S.S.Hooper) Larridon & Roalson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Boughey, A.S. [G.C. 18165], Ivory Coast Nemum bulbostyloides K000416798 holotype

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.
  • Larridon, I., Reynders, M. & Goetghebeur, P. (2008). Novelties in Nemum (Cyperaceae) Belgian Journal of Botany 141: 157-177.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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