Bulbostylis abortiva (Steud.) C.B. Clarke

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Bulbostylis abortiva

Rugose fruits
Record: A.Angus
Mar 1961
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Fimbristylis flexuosa Ridl.
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Status: Native
Tufted annual 15-50(-80) cm tall; stems up to 1.5 mm thick, deeply grooved, usually with dense short white spine-like hairs. Inflorescence open and umbelliform.
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Habitat: Shallow soil over rock, seasonally wet grassland.
Altitude range: 50 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, Madagascar
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S,W
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 August 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 97.

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.

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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: Bulbostylis abortiva.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111230, retrieved 27 February 2024

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