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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, N. Botswana.

[FTEA]

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

Type
Type: Senegal, Perrotet 839 (P, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Annual.
Morphology Culms
Culms 2–5 cm tall when flowering, later elongating to 60 cm, triangular, 2–4 mm thick.
Morphology Roots
Roots slender.
Morphology Leaves Leaf sheaths
Sheath 1 above the prophyll, reddish near base, grey above, delicate, ending in a very thin obtuse lobe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelet ± 1 cm when flowering, elongating to cylindrical and 2–4.5 × 0.4–0.5 cm in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes green with indistinct midrib and very distinct 0.2–0.5 mm wide reddish margin, 3.5–4 × 2.2–3.2 mm, apex rounded, keel soft and rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth of 7–9 barbellate bristles 1.5–2 mm long with recurved hooks
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen 1.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filament to 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther to 0.7 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 2branched, thickened at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet pale brown or greenish, 1.5–1.6 mm long, with pits in longitudinal rows; appendage divided by strong constriction, dark brown lowconical, 0.3 mm long, swollen
Ecology
Seasonally swampy depression; 250–950 m
Distribution
Range: Senegal, Mali, Chad Flora districts: U2 T6

[FWTA]

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

Diagnostic
Similar in size and habit to E. acutangula but with a regular dark margin to the obtuse glume
Ecology
Marshes.

Native to:

Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda

Eleocharis decoriglumis Berhaut appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 12, 1960 Roberty, G. [10068], Senegal K000391940
Davey, J.T. [86], Mali K000391939
Vollesen, K. [4584], Tanzania K000480651

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 100: 174 (1953)

Accepted by

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Fl. Sén. ed. 2: 363 (1967).
  • in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 100: 174 (1953)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bull. Soc. Bot. France 100: 174 (1953)
  • Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 70, fig. 99, 100 (1983).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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