Lipocarpha nana (A. Rich.) Cherm.

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Lipocarpha nana

Lusaka SE, Lazy-J Ranch
Mar 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

Lipocarpha nana

Record: HJ van Rensburg
Feb 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Fuirena nana A. Rich.
Lipocarpha pulcherrima Ridl.
Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Tufted annual, 10-40 cm tall. Inflorescence terminal, of 1-9 ovoid spikelets; spikelet with 1-2 scales between spikelet bracts with recurved apex.
Type location:
Notes: Altitude range: (250-)600─1900(-2400) m
Derivation of specific name: nana: dwarf, little
Habitat: Shallow pools, shallow soil over rock pavements, dambo grassland.
Altitude range: 600 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, South Africa and Madagascar,
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Thursday 16 March 2017

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 123 - 124. (Includes a picture).

Haines, R.W. & Lye, K. (1983). The Sedges and Rushes of East Africa East African Natural History Society, Nairobi, Kenya Pages 298 - 299. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 350 - 352. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 88.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 111.

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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: Species information: Lipocarpha nana., retrieved 23 April 2024

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