Ascolepis pusilla Ridl.

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Ascolepis pusilla

Record: HJ van Rensburg
Apr 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Ascolepis pusilla Ridl. var. microcuspis Lye
Ascolepis pusilla Ridl. var. echinata Hooper
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual with small root system. Inflorescence yellowish-brown; main involucral bracts to 6 cm long.
Type location:
Notes: In Zambia subspecies were found: Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B., & Beentje, H.J. (2010). do not accept the subspecies.
Derivation of specific name: pusilla: insignificant, small, weak
Habitat: Boggy ground and seepage zones in woodland.
Altitude range: 300 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,C,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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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 268 - 269.

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.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 181. as Ascolepis pusilla var. microcuspis

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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: Ascolepis pusilla., retrieved 24 February 2024

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