471.010 Bulbostylis Kunth

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves usually very narrow and almost filiform, usually with tufts of hairs at the mouth of the leaf sheath. Inflorescence an anthela. Glumes spirally arranged; the lowest 1-2 may be empty, the others bisexual. Perianth 0. Stamens 2-3; stigmas 2-3, the base of the style persisting as a distinct rim or knob. Nutlet biconvex if stigmas 2, trigonous if stigmas 3. Nutlet smooth, tuberculate or, more often, transversely wrinkled.

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.

Malawi: 16 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
atrosanguinea (Boeck.) C.B. Clarke
buchananii C.B. ClarkeDescription, Image
burchellii (Ficalho & Hiern) C.B. ClarkeImage
contexta (Nees) M. BodardDescription, Image
densa (Wall.) Hand.-Mazz.
filamentosa (Vahl) C.B. ClarkeDescription, Image
igneotonsa RaymondDescription, Image
johnstonii C.B. Clarke
macra (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeDescription, Image
oligostachys (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) LyeN
oritrephes (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeDescription, Image
pilosa (Willd.) Cherm.Description, Image
pusilla (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) C.B. ClarkeN
rhizomatosa (Lye) R.W. Haines & Ley
scabricaulis Cherm.N
schoenoides (Kunth) C.B.Clarke sens. lat.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Bulbostylis:

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Flora of Botswana: Bulbostylis
Flora of Caprivi: Bulbostylis
Flora of Mozambique: Bulbostylis
Flora of Zambia: Bulbostylis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bulbostylis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Bulbostylis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=283, retrieved 22 March 2023

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