452.000 Lipocarpha R.Br.

RIKLIELLA J. Raynal

Goetghebeur, P. & Van den Borre, A. (1989) Studies in Cyperaceae 8. A revision of Lipocarpha, including Hemicarpha and Rikliella. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 89 1-87

Haines, R.W. & Lye, K. (1983) The Sedges and Rushes of East Africa East African Natural History Society, Nairobi, Kenya

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with leaves arising from the base. Inflorescence a terminal head of few to many crowded cone-like spikes. Main involucral bracts leafy, erect or spreading. Spike composed of numerous bracts, spirally arranged in 4-5 rows, each bract subtending a flower enclosed by 2 delicate hypogynous scales. Flowers 1-flowered, bisexual. Stamens 1-2. Style 2-3-branched. Nut obovoid.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and warm regions, excluding the Pacific.

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Lipocarpha rehmannii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albiceps Ridl.N,W,C,E,S
atra Ridl.W,C
chinensis (Osbeck) J. KernN,W,C,E,S
hemisphaerica (Roth) Goetgh.N,W,C
kernii (Raymond) Goetgh.
micrantha (Vahl) G.C. Tucker
monostachya R. Gross & Mattf.
nana (A. Rich.) Cherm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
prieuriana Steud. var. prieuriana W
rehmannii (Ridl.) Goetgh.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lipocarpha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lipocarpha
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lipocarpha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lipocarpha
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lipocarpha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lipocarpha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=264, retrieved 28 July 2016

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