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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Buha).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Type
Types: Tanzania, Buha District: Nisusi–Birira, Peter 37918 (ubi, lecto.; K!, isolecto.)**
Morphology General Habit
Fairly robust annual, tufted, 15–30 cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems ridged, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± 6 cm long, 0.5 mm wide, minutely scabrid, the sheaths with scattered long hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences small heads 4–8 mm wide of 2–3 sessile spikelets but appearing umbellate when lower glumes and nutlets are shed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 1–2, up to 5–8 mm long with green excurrent midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid, 4–8 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes pale brownish below, darker above, ovate, 1.8–2 mm long, rounded or emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets greyish, obtriangular in outline, 0.8–1 mm long, 0.6–0.7 mm wide with 6–8 longitudinal ribs and grooves on each side and close horizontal connecting riblets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-base brownish, small, persistent. Style 3-branched
Ecology
Rocky places; 1250–1400 m
Distribution
Flora districts: T4 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Bulbostylis leiolepis (Kük.) R.W.Haines appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1975 Peter, A. [37918], Tanzania K000416733 Unknown type material

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

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. (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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr. App. 3: 1 (1983) main work: 128, figs. 248, 249 (1983).

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