Bulbostylis schoenoides (Kunth) C.B.Clarke sens. lat.

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Bulbostylis schoenoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Bulbostylis schoenoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Bulbostylis schoenoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Synonyms: Abildgaardia erratica (Hook.) K. Lye subsp. schoenoides (Kunth) K. Lye
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Status: Native
Densely tufted perennial sedge, bearing blackened leaf-bases below. Stems 10-50 cm. Young leaf sheaths pale brown to wine red. Inflorescence a compact head, composed of 1-5 obtuse spikelets; bracts shorter than the spikelet. Spikelets 6-10 mm, obtuse. Glumes dark brownish-black, pubescent; apex obtuse or emarginate with a frayed margin.Nutlet c. 1.4 mm, transversely wrinkled.
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Derivation of specific name: schoenoides: resembling a species of Schoenus, another genus in Cyperaceae
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11.

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

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 schoenoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111360, retrieved 21 April 2024

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