Bulbostylis clarkeana Hutch. ex M. Bodard

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Bulbostylis clarkeana

Mbala, Lake Chila
Record: EA Robinson
Jun 1956
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Frequency: few records only
Status: Native
Densely tufted perennial, 50-80 cm tall, from a creeping rhizome. Leaf sheaths reddish to dark purple, glabrous, ending in a leaf-like tip up to 2 cm long, but no proper leaf blades. Inflorescence a solitary terminal spikelet or with 1-2 additional spikelets.
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Notes: Red data list status: Few records globally and nationally: Lower risk, Near threatened
Derivation of specific name: clarkeana: commemorating Charles Baron Clarke (1832-1906)
Habitat: Peat bog
Altitude range: 1200 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, Guinea, Uganda, Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,C
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 June 2017

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

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bulbostylis clarkeana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228780, retrieved 8 December 2023

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