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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: CongoKinshasa, Shaba [Katanga], Schmitz s.n. (BR, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender perennial 20–50 cm tall with solitary stem or 2–3 well-spaced stems from a horizontal rhizome 2–5 cm long, 3–4 mm thick, covered with blackish acuminate scales.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0.7–1.3 mm thick, triangular, scabrid or almost glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blades 1–18 cm long, 0.7–1.5 mm wide, densely scabrid on the margin.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths green to pale reddish brown, minutely scabrid and throat with long white or reddish brown hairs 5–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–4 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, of one sessile and 2–4 stalked spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peducles 0.5–3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts reddish brown and scale-like, 5–10 mm long with green excurrent midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovoid, 5–10-flowered, 4–9 mm long, 2–3 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish brown including midrib, 4–5 mm long with long marginal hairs but otherwise minutely scabrid or almost glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen 1
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet dark reddish brown, broadly ovoid, triangular, 1.7–1.9 mm long, 1.6–1.8 mm wide, with longitudinal ribs, transversely wrinkled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style base dark, persistent. Style 3-branched
Ecology
Brachystegia woodland

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Bulbostylis rhizomatosa (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

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • main work: 97, figs. 165 & 166 (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