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

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

Type
Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Wombali, Vanderyst s.n. (BR, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender annual with crowded culms 5–30 cm tall from a slender erect rhizome 0.5–1 mm wide with remains of scales and densely set with brown or blackish roots.
Morphology Stem
Stems 0.1–0.5 mm wide, ridged, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with blades mostly only 3–15 mm long, 0.1–0.3 mm wide with scabrid margins.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths glabrous but throat margins with hairs 0.5–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple or sometimes subcompound umbel-like head.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets narrow, 5–8(–10) mm long, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes pale brown spotted with usually green midrib, 3–4 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen 1 placed laterally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 stigmas Style compressed with thick triangular base but not persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets white, obovoid, 1 mm long, 0.7 mm wide, transversely wavy, with very distinct ribs.
Ecology
Flat grassy patches on rock outcrop, poor sandy raised beaches grazed by cattle; 1100–1200 m
Distribution
Flora districts: U3 U4 Range: Congo-Kinshasa

Native to:

Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Bulbostylis wombaliensis (De Wild.) 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.
  • 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: 108, fig. 193, 194 (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