Ascolepis lineariglumis Lye
var. pulcherrima Lye

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Ascolepis lineariglumis var. pulcherrima

Choma N 5 miles,
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1954
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Ascolepis anthelmiflora Welw.
Common names:
Status: Native
Distinguished from var. lineariglumis by its more bulbous corm base and bright orange glumes.
Type location:
Zambia, Mbala
Notes: Apart from the specimen from Choma, other records are from N Zambia. However the status of the taxon is still undecided.
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Worldwide distribution: only known from Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Monday 4 September 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 268.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ascolepis lineariglumis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ascolepis lineariglumis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ascolepis lineariglumis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ascolepis lineariglumis
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iNaturalist: Ascolepis lineariglumis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ascolepis lineariglumis
JSTOR Plant Science: Ascolepis lineariglumis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ascolepis lineariglumis
Plants of the World Online: Ascolepis lineariglumis
Tropicos: Ascolepis lineariglumis
Wikipedia: Ascolepis lineariglumis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ascolepis lineariglumis var. pulcherrima., retrieved 7 December 2023

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