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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania and Angola.
Eleocharis cf. complanata Boeckeler

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Sudan, Bongo, ‘Giv.’, Schweinfurth 2576 (B!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual, densely tufted, with many culms 5–20 cm tall, strongly flattened, 1–2 mm wide.
Morphology Roots
Roots slender.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheaths purple or reddish near base, greenish above, the upper ending in a triangular lobe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelet ovoid to narrowly ovoid, 3–15 × 1.5–3 mm, with up to 100 flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes pale with dark red mid-section which is divided by a pale midrib, 1.7–2 × 0.9–1 mm, obtuse, but often frayed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen 1
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet light brown, triangular-ovoid, 0.7–0.8 × 0.5–0.6 mm, ± smooth with prominent ridges; appendage ± 0.2 mm, pale.
Ecology
Seepage areas on sand, moist depressions, rice paddies, once on ‘dry sandy soil’; 150–1050 m
Note
Close to E. nigrescens but differs in the flattened culm, and the larger glumes and nutlets.
Distribution
Range: Sudan Flora districts: T4 T6 T7 T8

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Medium sized, densely tufted annual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Ovoid, pale or purplish spikelets about 5 mm. long
Ecology
Rice fields, pools and other marshy places.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo

English
Common grass

Eleocharis complanata Boeckeler appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Welwitsch [6817], Angola Eleocharis anceps K000416639 syntype

First published in Flora 62: 562 (1879)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 8: 409.
  • in Flora 62: 562 (1879)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 598 (1894/95)
  • F.T.A. 8: 409 (1902)
  • Flora 62: 562 (1879)
  • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 73, fig. 110, 111 (1983).

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