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Ascolepis menonguensis Meneses
Protologue : Garcia de Orta, iv. 259 (1956).
Information on the genus : Ascolepis
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Ascolepis protea Welw.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ascolepis protea Welw.
=Ascolepis protea Welw. subsp. protea
=Cyperus proteus (Welw.) Bauters (2014)
=Ascolepis lineariglumis var. pulcherrima Lye (1983)
=Ascolepis elata Welw. (1869)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial tufted herb on ascending rhizome; stem base slightly bulbously thickened, covered by pale brown to red-brown sheaths; stems 20-40 cm tall, 1-1,8 mm Ø, triquetrous near the top, canaliculate, sharply keeled; inflorescence capitate, of 1 spike creamish white, spheroidal, c. 1 cm Ø.
Ecology : Humid grassy valley.
  Only known from the type collected in 1906.
  Taxonomic status uncertain. According to Larridon & al. (Phytotaxa 166: 35-36, 2014) this plant “is probably an aberrant form of A. protea”. So they did not combine the name under Cyperus.
  • Phytotaxa 166(1): 38 (2014).
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