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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: Tanzania, Mpanda District: near Mpanda, Nye 204 (BM!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender annual growing in small tussocks, 5–25(–35) cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems 1–10, 0.5–0.8 mm wide, scabrid or shortly hairy at least above
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–10 cm long, usually less than 0.5 mm wide, strongly scabrid on margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of one sessile spikelet and few to several stalked spikelets or additional groups of sessile and stalked spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts filiform, up to 3 cm long, often shorter than inflorescence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 5–9 mm long, 2 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish brown, paler along margins, ± 2 mm long, strongly hairy along the margin but central parts ± glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets greyish, obovoid, triangular, 0.6–0.7 mm long, ± 0.4 mm wide, transversely wrinkled, surface cells of various sizes, the triangular ribs with tubercles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style base dark reddish brown, small, persistent.
Ecology
Seasonally wet grassland, often on sandy soil, also limestone and dry rocky areas; 1000–1400 m
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Zambia Flora districts: T4 T5 T7 T8

Native to:

Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5131], Tanzania K000190359
Bidgood, S. [5356], Tanzania K000190586

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.
  • 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).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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