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

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Tanzania, Lushoto District: 4 km W of Mkomazi, 30 m from Pangani R.*, Wingfield 1921 (EA, holo.; K!, iso.) * Haines & Lye have put 50 km from Pangani River, but the field notes say 30 m: metres not miles.
Morphology General Habit
Tufted annual 5–20 tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems 2–4 mm thick with prominent ridges, strongly scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves dense, many, filiform, 1–10 cm long, scabrid.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths scabrid and with long hairs at the mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1.5–3 cm wide, of 1 sessile and 1–3 pedunculate spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts glumaceous with long flexuous hairs along the margin and a green scabrid awn up to 8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid, 4–6 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, often with spreading glumes, 10–20-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes chestnut-red with paler margins and midrib, ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, glabrous save along margins; midrib usually just meeting the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets whitish or grey, obovoid, 3-angular, 0.4–0.5 mm long, transversely wrinkled, with elongate ± sinuous cells, but ribs with shorter cells sometimes wider than long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style-base persistent, dark.
Ecology
Saline grassland with bushes on ± bare sandy soil; 400–600 m
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T3

Native to:

Tanzania

Bulbostylis microcarpa (Lye) R.W.Haines appears in other Kew resources:

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr. App. 3: 1 (1983) main work: 112, fig. 203, 204 (1983).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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/
© 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