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Bulbostylis pusilla (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke
Family : CYPERACEAE
Information on the genus : Bulbostylis
Basionym : Fimbristylis pusilla Hochst. ex A. Rich.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bulbostylis pusilla (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke subsp. pusilla
 Bulbostylis moggii Schönland & Turrill (1925)
 Abildgaardia pusilla (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Lye
 Fimbristylis pusilla Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1850)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Scirpus hochstetteri Boeckeler (1869)
=Bulbostylis melanocephala auct. non (Ridl.) C.B.Clarke
=Abildgaardia parva (Ridl.) Lye
=Bulbostylis parva (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke
=Fimbristylis parva Ridl. (1884)
=Scirpus gracillimus Boeckeler (1869)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Bulbostylis pusilla (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke subsp. pusilla
Bulbostylis pusilla subsp. congolensis (De Wild.) R.W. Haines
Bulbostylis pusilla subsp. yalingensis (Cherm.) R.W. Haines & Lye
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted slender annual herb 3-40 cm tall; stems few to many, crowded, angular, 0,2-0,5 mm Ø, glabrous to densely hairy; leaf sheaths straw-coloured to light brown, scabrid to hairy with long white hairs at mouth; blades to 40 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, scabrid
Ecology : Loudetia kagerensis grassland; marshes by lakes, etc.; shallow soil on rock outcrops with seepage; open Acacia, Juniperus, Olea woodland; moist grassy or marshy places; disturbed areas; sand banks; esobe; often on sandy soil; wooded marshes; soil pockets
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsp. congolensis (De Wild.) R. W. Haines [bas.: B. congolensis De Wild.; syn.: Abildgaardia congolensis (De Wild.) Lye; A. pusilla (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Lye subsp. congolensis (De Wild.) Lye; Bulbostylis polytricha Cherm.; B. holo

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:43 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
 
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