Bulbostylis oritrephes (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke

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Bulbostylis oritrephes

Mkushi District, Fiwila
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1958
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Bulbostylis caespitosa Peter
Bulbostylis trichobasis (Baker) C.B. Clarke var. caespitosa (Peter) Kük.
Fimbristylis oritrephes Ridl.
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Status: Native
Slender perennial, 3‒40 cm tall with rhizome composed of characteristic confluent swollen stem bases; stems with many white spreading hairs below but almost glabrous above. Leaf blades fine, short, dark green. Inflorescence with 3 spikelets, one sessile surrounded by 1‒2 or more stalked ones. Glumes dark reddish-brown or blackish, with paler midrib.
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Habitat: Burnt grassland, wooded grassland, rocky hillsides, shallow rocky soil.
Altitude range: 1150 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Regional FZ: Zambia (not confirmed), Malawi, Angola; Global:Tropical and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
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Content last updated: Monday 11 September 2017

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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 34.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 77 - 78.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 82.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bulbostylis oritrephes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111340, retrieved 27 May 2024

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