Bulbostylis boeckeleriana (Schweinf.) Beetle

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Bulbostylis boeckeleriana

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

Bulbostylis boeckeleriana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Oct 2012
Photo: Lari Merrett

Bulbostylis boeckeleriana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Oct 2012
Photo: Lari Merrett

Bulbostylis boeckeleriana

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Oct 2012
Photo: Lari Merrett

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Synonyms: Abildgaardia boeckeleriana (Schweinf.) Lye
Abildgaardia boeckeleriana (Schweinf.) Lye var. boeckeleriana Haines & Lye
Bulbostylis cinnamomea sensu C.B.Clarke
Scirpus boeckelerianus Schweinf.
Scirpus collinus (Kunth) Boeckeler var. boeckelerianus (Schweinf.) Schweinf.
Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted perennial (15─)20─70 cm tall with a short creeping rhizome.
var. boeckeleriana: Inflorescences mostly head-like with all spikelets sessile, but 1-3 pedunculate additional inflorescences or spikelets sometimes present.
Type location:
Eritrea
Notes: Zambian distribution var. boeckeleriana: FZ divisions: B,N,W - Zambian prov.: Nw.N,C,W.
Var. transiens (K.Schum.) R.W.Haines is also likely to be present in Zambia. The inflorescence is more lax, typically with a single sessile spikelet surrounded by 1-5 stalked spikelets.
Red data list status: Although known from just two localities in Zambia, it is widespread globally: Least concern.
Derivation of specific name: boeckeleriana: In honour of Johann Otto Boeckeler (1803-1899) who contributed to sedge taxonomy.
Habitat: Dry grassland, rocky outcrops, seepages in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 250 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical eastern Africa from Eritrea to South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 30. Illustration on p.28 (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 73 - 75. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bulbostylis boeckeleriana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=218150, retrieved 7 April 2020

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