Volkiella Merxm. & Czech

Browning, J. & Goetghebeur, P. (2017) Sedge (Cyperaceae) Genera of Africa and Madagascar Troubador (Matador), Leicester, UK

Description of the genus

A small tufted annual. Culms very small or up to 7 cm long, scapose. Leaves few to absent, eligulate. Inflorescence terminal, capitate. Lower primary bracts leaf-like, not sheathing. Partial inflorescences spikelet-like, but composed of several to many distichous glume-like bracts, each subtending a highly reduced spikelet. Spikelets with a subcoriaceous prophyll, and a single, tiny hyaline glume with a floret. Bristles absent. Nutlet cordate-obovoid.

Worldwide: 1 species, native to NE Namibia and C Zambia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Volkiella
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Volkiella

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Volkiella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1945, retrieved 6 October 2022

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