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

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albiceps Ridl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
atra Ridl.W,CDescription, Image
chinensis (Osbeck) J. KernN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
hemisphaerica (Roth) Goetgh.N,W,CDescription, Image
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

Other sources of information about Lipocarpha:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lipocarpha
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lipocarpha
Flora of Malawi: Lipocarpha
Flora of Mozambique: Lipocarpha
Flora of Zambia: Lipocarpha

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lipocarpha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lipocarpha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lipocarpha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lipocarpha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Lipocarpha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha
JSTOR Plant Science: Lipocarpha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipocarpha
Plants of the World Online: Lipocarpha
Tropicos: Lipocarpha
Wikipedia: Lipocarpha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lipocarpha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=264, retrieved 19 April 2024

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