Bulbostylis contexta (Nees) M. Bodard

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Bulbostylis contexta

Chakwenga Headwaters
Record: EA Robinson
Nov 1963
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Bulbostylis contexta

10 km E of Choma
Record: EA Robinson
Dec 1956
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Bulbostylis contexta

10 km E of Choma
Record: EA Robinson
Dec 1956
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Abildgaardia contexta (Nees) Lye
Bulbostylis burkei C.B.Clarke
Common names:
Frequency: Widespread and common
Status: Native
Robust perennial tussock plant, 15─50 cm tall with a short woody rhizome with crowded culms. Leaves basal with sheaths pale reddish-brown, and blades up to 10 cm long. Inflorescence of 1 sessile and (0-)2-5 stalked spikelets.
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: contexta: woven together
Habitat: Rocky hillsides
Altitude range: 1200 - 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: FZ distribution:Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Global: Angola and Tanzania to South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 19 June 2017

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 297.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 31.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 79 - 80.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.

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Flora of Botswana: Bulbostylis contexta
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Flora of Mozambique: Bulbostylis contexta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bulbostylis contexta

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbostylis contexta
African Plant Database: Bulbostylis contexta
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbostylis contexta
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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 contexta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111270, retrieved 23 May 2024

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