Bulbostylis filamentosa (Vahl) C.B. Clarke

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Bulbostylis filamentosa

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Bulbostylis filamentosa

Photo: Mike Bingham

Bulbostylis filamentosa

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Abildgaardia filamentosa (Vahl) Lye var. metralis (Cherm.) Lye
Bulbostylis filamentosa var. metralis (Cherm.) Haines
Bulbostylis metralis Cherm.
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Fairly robust perennial 20-100 cm tall, stems crowded. Leaves 10-15 cm long; leaf sheaths brownish, the throat with long hairs. Inflorescence a dense crowded head of many spikelets. Spikelets acute. Mature nutlets minutely papillose.
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Worldwide distribution: Western and eastern Africa, D.R. Congo, Rwanda, Angola, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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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 Pages 35 - 36.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 101 - 102. (Includes a picture).

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 75.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbostylis filamentosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bulbostylis filamentosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbostylis filamentosa
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Bulbostylis filamentosa
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Wikipedia: Bulbostylis filamentosa

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: Bulbostylis filamentosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111300, retrieved 18 November 2019

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