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.

Comment: The exact occurrence of species in this genus is as yet unknown and the list is incomplete. Some of the species are listed solely on the basis of Malawi being cited in the distribution of the species in Flora of Tropical East Africa.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and warm regions, excluding the Pacific.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
comosa J. RaynalDescription, Image
monostachya R. Gross & Mattf.
nana (A. Rich.) Cherm.Description, Image
rehmannii (Ridl.) Goetgh.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Lipocarpha:

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Flora of Botswana: Lipocarpha
Flora of Mozambique: Lipocarpha
Flora of Zambia: Lipocarpha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lipocarpha

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lipocarpha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lipocarpha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lipocarpha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lipocarpha
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lipocarpha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lipocarpha.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=264, retrieved 24 April 2019

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