Lipocarpha rehmannii (Ridl.) Goetgh.

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Lipocarpha rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Lipocarpha rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Lipocarpha rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Rikliella rehmannii (Ridl.) J. Raynal
Scirpus hystrix auct.
Scirpus rehmannii Ridl.
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender annual sedge, 2-30 cm tall, with minute reddish-brown roots. Culms triangular, hairless. Leaves 1-6 cm long, scabrid on the margins and midrib; sheaths dark purple. Inflorescence a dense head of 3-12 crowded spikes, green variegated with reddish-brown. Involucral bracts 2-10, leaf-like, largest 1.5-6 cm long. Glumes 2-3 mm long, reddish-brown with a green mucro, giving the flowerheads a spiny appearance. Nutlet obovate, obscurely triangular, c. 0.6-0.3 mm, with 8-15 rows of tubercles on each side.
Derivation of specific name: rehmannii: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: In seasonally wet grassland and seepage areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 4 September 2009

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.


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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: Species information: Lipocarpha rehmannii., retrieved 23 October 2016

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