Bulbostylis igneotonsa Raymond

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Bulbostylis igneotonsa

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Status: Native
Perennial herb, 13-60 cm tall with thick horizontal rhizome, roots rigid, stems many. Leaves cinnamon coloured with sheaths short and acute, the mouth with many long multicellulate hairs up to 2 cm long, often forming tangled woolly masses. Inflorescence pale to dark brown, capitate, mostly with long white hairs at the base but sometimes glabrous; spikelets 2-5 sessile.
Derivation of specific name: igneotonsa: made bare by fire (?)
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi; Angola, Tanzania.
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Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 71 - 72.

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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: Species information: Bulbostylis igneotonsa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=225670, retrieved 2 December 2023

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