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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Mbeya District: Mbeya, Iyunga School, Wingfield 812 (K!, holo.; EA, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender annual 10–22 cm tall with very small root-system.
Morphology Stem
Stems angular with prominent longitudinal ridges, 0.2–0.3 mm wide, minutely scabrid below inflorescences but otherwise glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1–7 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, with 3 longitudinal ridges on lower surface, scabrid on margin and ribs.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths strawcoloured to pale reddish brown, scabrid on ridges and with whitish hairs 0.5–2 mm long at the mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence umbellate, 2–2.8 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, open, of 1 sessile spikelet and 3–5 stalks with either solitary spikelets or a group of 1 sessile and 1–2 stalked spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts reddish brown, 2–4.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glume-like, 2–5 mm long, scabrid and with white hairs on margin, with straw-coloured midrib extended into a scabrid awn 1–3 mm long; axes scabrid. Glumes medium to dark reddish brown with paler midrib, ovate, 1.8–2 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide, minutely scabrid to almost glabrous save for white hairs on margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets linear-lanceolate, 3–6 × 0.8–1.2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet cream, pyriform, 0.5–0.6 mm long, 0.4 mm wide, trigonous with 3 prominent greyish ridges and 5–7 prominent transverse undulations on each side.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style base dark reddish brown, under 0.1 mm long and wide, ± persistent
Ecology
Cultivated ground, school playing field, abandoned chicken runs; ± 1560 m
Note
SYN. Abildgaardia angustepicata Lye in Lidia 1(1): 33 (1985) & in Nordic J. Bot. 7: 43, figs. 7, 8 (1987) Lye gives no information on the affinities of this species.
Distribution
Flora districts: T7 Flora districts: Known only from the type

Native to:

Tanzania

Bulbostylis angustispicata (Lye) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Cyperac.: 95 (2010)

Accepted by

  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

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