Lipocarpha rehmannii (Ridl.) Goetgh.

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Lipocarpha rehmannii

Record: van Rensburg
Apr 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Rikliella rehmannii (Ridl.) J. Raynal
Scirpus hystrix auct.
Scirpus rehmannii Ridl.
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Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Tufted annual. Longest involucral bract spreading or reflexed. Inflorescence a dense head of 3─12 ovoid ± confluent spikelets; spikelet bracts red-brown with green or yellow apex. Style with 3 branches. Nutlet triangular in cross-section.
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Derivation of specific name: rehmannii: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: Seasonally wet grassland, seeps, shallow soil over rock pavements
Altitude range: 850 - 1750 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
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Content last updated: Wednesday 24 May 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 Page 123.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 352 - 353.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

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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 rehmannii., retrieved 12 April 2024

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