African Plant Database

Schoenoplectiella lateriflora (J.F. Gmel.) Lye
Protologue : Lidia 6(1): 25 (2003)
Information on the genus : Schoenoplectiella
Basionym : Scirpus lateriflorus J.F. Gmel.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scirpus lateriflorus J.F. Gmel. (1791)
 Scirpus supinus var. lateriflorus (J.F. Gmel.) Koyama
 Schoenoplectus lateriflorus (J.F. Gmel.) Lye subsp. lateriflorus
 Schoenoplectus lateriflorus (J.F. Gmel.) Lye (1971)
 Schoenoplectiella lateriflora (J.F. Gmel.) Lye subsp. lateriflora
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Scirpus erectus auct.
=*Scirpus lateralis auct.
=Scirpus erectogracilis Hayata (1916)
=Isolepis oryzetorum Steud. (1855)
=Scirpus oryzetorum (Steud.) Ohwi (1944)
=*Scirpus supinus auct.
=*Scirpus uninodis auct.
=Isolepis ambigua Steud. (1854)
=Isolepis juncoides Miq. (1856)
Taxon infra-specific
Schoenoplectiella lateriflora (J.F. Gmel.) Lye subsp. lateriflora
Schoenoplectiella lateriflora subsp. laevinux (Lye) Beentje (2010)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or sometimes perennial herb; culms tufted, 5-40 together, bright green, triangular or less often round, 4-40 cm long (excepting the stem-like inflorescence bract 3-20 cm long), 0,4-1,8 mm Ø, ridged; leaf sheath ending in a proper leaf or in a lobe 1-2 mm long; blade to 30 cm long, 3 mm wide, flat or folded; sheath often with cleistogamous flower with style 1-1,5 cm long and black nutlet 2-2,5x1,4-2 mm, minutely wrinkled; inflorescence an apparently lateral, ± contracted cluster of spikelets on unequal stalks; spikelets brown and green, lanceolate, 4-10x c. 2 mm, acute; stamens 3; style 2-branched; nutlet trigonous, surface rugose, transversely wrinkled.
Ecology : Swamps; muddy marsh; lagoon margins; water holes; pond or lake shores; seasonal pools; may be in standing water to 30 cm deep, but usually on moist soil; ricefields; seasonally swampy grassland; 0-1300 m alt.
  Near S. erecta, but distinguished from that species by a combination of 3 style branches, trigonous nutlet with surface markedly rugose (resembling that of S. erecta subsp. raynalii).
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subarid, Subhumid; Anthropic, Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa. Asia, Australasia/Pacific,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:56 (2012)
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Record n°186162 created 2008-08-27 - modified 2013-06-28
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