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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics to Caucasus.
Bulbostylis hispidula (Vahl) R.W. Haines

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Guinea, Thonning 349 (C, holo.; MO, P-JU, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Very polymorphic species 10–80 cm tall, either a tufted perennial with short creeping rhizome with remains of burnt-off basal leaves, or annual with slender root system.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0.3–1 mm thick, angular, ridged, glabrous to densely set with transparent hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1–15 cm long, 0.2–0.5 mm wide, flat or channeled, usually densely hairy.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths pale, glabrous to densely hairy but always with long slender hairs of up to 15 mm long at the mouth and often giving a woolly appearance
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence simple or compound, lax with one sessile and 2–many additional stalked spikelets or groups of sessile and stalked spikelets or rarely all spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts short or up to 2 cm, green and leaf-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid to elongate, 4–15 mm long, 2–4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes pale to dark red-brown or almost black, usually with paler midribs and margins, 2.5–4.5 mm long, acute, minutely short-pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style shortly hairy with 3 branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets pale grey or white to pale or dark brown, obpyriform, 1–1.3 mm long, 1 mm wide, 3-angular, the angles smooth or papillate, with 5–10 transverse wrinkles which have a microsculpture of close longitudinal lines; swollen style-base persistent or not
Figures
Fig. 13, p81

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia

Native to:

Angola, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Cuba, Maryland

Bulbostylis hispidula (Vahl) R.W.Haines appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 14, 2010 Wright, C. [s.n.], Cuba K000632142
Bidgood, S. [5248], Tanzania K000190476
Bidgood, S. [5519], Tanzania K000190749
Bidgood, S. [5548], Tanzania K000468876
Bidgood, S. [5847], Tanzania K000468578
Bidgood, S. [6285], Tanzania K000468140
Bidgood, S. [5299], Tanzania K000190529
Bidgood, S. [5518], Tanzania K000190748
Feb 1, 1888 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1079], Tanzania Fimbristylis hispidula K000416678 Unknown type material

First published in R.W.Haines & K.A.Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr., App. 3: 1 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Lye, K.A. & Thery, P. (2012). Flore du Gabon 44: 1-230. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Marais, W. & Araujo, A.C. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 202: 1-99. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Missouri Botanic Garden (2005). Vascular Tropicos Nomenclatural Database http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/vast.html.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Eth. 6: 416, fig. 212.39 (1997).
  • Fl. Somalia 4: 111 (1995)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr. App. 3: 1 (1983) main work: 104, fig. 181a&b, 182 (1983)
  • Strelitzia 2: 33 (1995)

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