Bulbostylis pilosa (Willd.) Cherm.

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Bulbostylis pilosa

Mwinilunga, Wanyizenzi
Jan 1991
Photo: Mike Bingham

Bulbostylis pilosa

Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1957
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Fimbristylis aphyllanthoides Ridl.
Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Densely tufted perennial 20-70 cm tall with a stout creeping rhizome. Inflorescence a terminal head of 3-10 clustered compressed ovoid spikelets.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: pilosa: pilose, with long soft hairs
Habitat: Seasonally flooded wooded grassland, wooded grassland.
Altitude range: 1 - 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical western and eastern Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Mc,C,S,W
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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.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 79 - 81.

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 pilosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111350, retrieved 27 February 2024

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