Bulbostylis buchananii C.B. Clarke

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Bulbostylis buchananii

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Bulbostylis buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham

Bulbostylis buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Abildgaardia buchananii (C.B. Clarke) Lye
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Status: Native
Densely tufted annual or short-lived perennial, 5-35 cm tall. Culms glabrous or shortly hairy. Leaves filiform, 2-20 cm long. Inflorescence a solitary terminal head of few to many spikelets.
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchanan_(settler).
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, D.R. Congo, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 92.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 87.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bulbostylis buchananii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111240, retrieved 1 April 2023

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