471.010 Bulbostylis Kunth

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves usually very narrow and almost filiform, usually with tufts of hairs at the mouth of the leaf sheath. Inflorescence an anthela. Glumes spirally arranged; the lowest 1-2 may be empty, the others bisexual. Perianth 0. Stamens 2-3; stigmas 2-3, the base of the style persisting as a distinct rim or knob. Nutlet biconvex if stigmas 2, trigonous if stigmas 3. Nutlet smooth, tuberculate or, more often, transversely wrinkled.

Zambia: 25 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abortiva (Steud.) C.B. ClarkeB,SS,WDescription, Image
atrosanguinea (Boeck.) C.B. Clarke
boeckeleriana (Schweinf.) BeetleCMc,LkDescription, Image
buchananii C.B. ClarkeN,W,C,SNw,Lp,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
burchellii (Ficalho & Hiern) C.B. ClarkeLk,SImage
clarkeana Hutch. ex M. Bodard [LR-nt]N,CLp,N,CDescription, Image
collina (Kunth) C.B. ClarkeN,S
congolensis De Wild. N,WNw,N,McDescription, Image
contexta (Nees) M. BodardN,C,SN,Mc,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
densa (Wall.) Hand.-Mazz. subsp. afromontana Lye) R.W.HainesN,W,SNw,Mc,SDescription, Image
densiflora (Lye) LyeN
filamentosa (Vahl) C.B. ClarkeN,W,C,SNw,N,Mc,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
fimbristylidoides C.B.Clarke [DD]N,WNw,McImage
hispidula (Vahl) R.W. HainesB,N,C,E,SMc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
igneotonsa RaymondNN,McDescription, Image
laniceps C.B.ClarkeB,N,WNw,Lp,WImage
macra (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeB,N,CN,C,Lk,WDescription, Image
megastachys (Ridl.) C.B.ClarkeNw,N,C,Lk,S,W
nudiuscula (Lye) LyeNNImage
oritrephes (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeCCDescription, Image
pilosa (Willd.) Cherm.B,N,W,C,SNw,Cb,N,Mc,C,S,WDescription, Image
pusilla (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) C.B. ClarkeB,SS,W
pusilla (A.Rich.) C.B.Clarke subsp. congolensis (De Wild.) R.W. HainesN,W,SNw,Mc,SDescription, Image
rhizomatosa (Lye) R.W. Haines & Ley
schoenoides (Kunth) C.B.Clarke sens. lat.N,Lk,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Bulbostylis
Flora of Caprivi: Bulbostylis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Bulbostylis
Flora of Malawi: Bulbostylis
Flora of Mozambique: Bulbostylis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bulbostylis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbostylis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bulbostylis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bulbostylis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bulbostylis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Bulbostylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bulbostylis
JSTOR Plant Science: Bulbostylis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbostylis
Plants of the World Online: Bulbostylis
Tropicos: Bulbostylis
Wikipedia: Bulbostylis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Bulbostylis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=283, retrieved 16 June 2024

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