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  1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Rhynchospora Vahl
      1. Rhynchospora rubra (Lour.) Makino

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World.

    [FTEA]

    Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

    Culms
    Culms 25–100 cm high, 0.5–2.5 mm in diameter
    Leaves
    Leaves basal, 2–3(–5) mm wide
    Bracts
    Involucral bracts 2–8, the lowermost to 7.5 cm long
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence globose, dense, 1–1.5 cm across.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2–4-flowered, 2.2–10 mm long, compressed.
    Flowers
    Lower flower female, upper one(s) male.
    Glume
    Glumes distichous, 6–8, red-brown, to 6 × 2 mm, keeled, acute or mucronulate, glabrous; bristles in female flower 3–6, thin, whitish, often ciliate or shortly plumose at base, usually shorter than nut, in the lowest male flower 0–3, absent from other flowers
    Stamens
    Stamens (2 –)3.
    Anthers
    Anthers 1.8–3 mm long
    Style
    Style base shortly pyramidal, broader than high, suddenly dilated at base, ± 0.5 mm wide Style shortly 2-fid.
    Fruits
    Nutlet dark red-brown, broadly obovoid, 1.2–1.8 × 1–1.5 mm. Laterally compressed, minutely reticulate, hispid at apex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mozambique, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Rhynchospora rubra (Lour.) Makino appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1996 Parnell [95-242], Thailand K000595069
    Mar 22, 1962 Smitinand, T. [5766], Thailand K000595066
    Kerr, A.F.G. [11415], Thailand K000595065
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13103], Thailand K000595075
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13103], Thailand K000595074
    Kerr, A.F.G. [2648], Thailand K000595076
    Kerr, A.F.G. [1219A], Thailand K000595077
    Kerr, A.F.G. [7309], Thailand K000595078
    Murata [T16799], Thailand K000595064
    Smitinand, T. [11648], Thailand K000595068
    Smitinand, T. [5767], Thailand K000595072
    Chantaranothai, P. [90/281], Thailand K000595080
    Chantaranothai, P. [90/577], Thailand K000595081
    Chantaranothai, P. [90/504], Thailand K000595082
    Chantaranothai, P. [90/51], Thailand K000595083
    Chantaranothai, P. [90/51], Thailand K000595084
    Sangkhachand, B. [265], Thailand K000595070
    Howard, A.J. [3], Thailand K000595067
    Beusekom, C.F. van [2147], Thailand K000595073
    Beusekom, C.F. van [4262], Thailand K000595079
    Sorensen, T. [726], Thailand K000595071
    s.coll. [2746] K001057262
    s.coll. [3422], Nepal K001057263
    s.coll. [3422], Myanmar K001057264

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 17: 180 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Dey, S. & Prasanna, P.V. (2010). The tribe Rhynchosporeae (Cyperaceae) in India Rheedea 20: 1-19.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Botanical Magazine (Tokyo) 17: 180, t. VII, figs 1C & B (1903)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0