Lipocarpha rehmannii (Ridl.) Goetgh.

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Lipocarpha rehmannii

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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.
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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

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 123.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 352 - 353.

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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Flora of Botswana: Lipocarpha rehmannii
Flora of Malawi: Lipocarpha rehmannii
Flora of Mozambique: Lipocarpha rehmannii
Flora of Zambia: Lipocarpha rehmannii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lipocarpha rehmannii
African Plant Database: Lipocarpha rehmannii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Lipocarpha rehmannii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lipocarpha rehmannii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lipocarpha rehmannii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lipocarpha rehmannii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lipocarpha rehmannii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Lipocarpha rehmannii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha rehmannii
Ispot Southern Africa: Lipocarpha rehmannii
JSTOR Plant Science: Lipocarpha rehmannii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lipocarpha rehmannii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lipocarpha rehmannii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipocarpha rehmannii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lipocarpha rehmannii
Tropicos: Lipocarpha rehmannii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lipocarpha rehmannii., retrieved 20 July 2019

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