Bulbostylis contexta (Nees) M. Bodard

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Bulbostylis contexta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Bulbostylis contexta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Bulbostylis contexta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Bulbostylis contexta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Abildgaardia contexta (Nees) Lye
Bulbostylis burkei C.B.Clarke
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial tussock plant, 15─50 cm tall with a short woody rhizome with crowded culms. Leaves basal with sheaths pale reddish-brown, and blades up to 10 cm long. Inflorescence of 1 sessile and (0-)2-5 stalked spikelets.
Notes: Note: Generally very similar to Bulbostylis megastachys, which occurs in the same areas. However, that species can be distinguished by the hairless base, which is densely covered in long whitish hairs in B. contexta.
Derivation of specific name: contexta: woven together
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Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: FZ distribution:Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Global: Angola and Tanzania to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 May 2010
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 297.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 31.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 79 - 80.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 118.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbostylis contexta
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JSTOR Plant Science: Bulbostylis contexta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbostylis contexta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bulbostylis contexta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbostylis contexta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bulbostylis contexta
Tropicos: Bulbostylis contexta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bulbostylis contexta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111270, retrieved 20 November 2017

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