Ascolepis lineariglumis Lye
var. lineariglumis

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Ascolepis lineariglumis var. lineariglumis

Namwala district, Mbeza
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1954
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Ascolepis protea Welw. var. splendida K. Schum.
Common names:
Status: Native
Tufted annual or perennial; stem bases enclosed in old fibrous leaf-sheaths. Inflorescence white, 2‒4(‒5) cm across; glumes linear, 10‒30 cm long.
Type location:
Zambia, Ngwerere
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Moist or boggy grassland.
Altitude range: 300 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: FZ distribution: Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Other from Nigeria and S. Sudan to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Monday 4 September 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 267 - 268.

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 87. As Ascolepis protea var. splendida

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ascolepis lineariglumis var. lineariglumis., retrieved 29 November 2023

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