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Bulbostylis hispidula (Vahl) R.W. Haines
Protologue : Sedges and rushes E. Africa (Appendix 3): [1] (1983)
Information on the genus : Bulbostylis
Basionym : Scirpus hispidulus Vahl
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scirpus hispidulus Vahl (1805)
 Abildgaardia hispidula (Vahl) Lye subsp. hispidula
 Fimbristylis hispidula (Vahl) Kunth (1837)
 Abildgaardia hispidula (Vahl) Lye
 Bulbostylis hispidula (Vahl) R.W. Haines subsp. hispidula
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Chaetospora distachya Nees (1836)
=Isolepis exilis Kunth
=Bulbostylis exilis (Kunth) Lye
=Fimbristylis exilis (Kunth) Roem. & Schult. (1817)
=Scirpus hildebrandtii Boeckeler (1875)
=Fimbristylis exilis var. hirsutissima Cherm. (1931)
=Isolepis abyssinica Hochst. ex C.B. Clarke
Taxon infra-specific
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. pyriformis (Lye) R.W. Haines (1983)
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. brachyphylla (Cherm.) R.W. Haines (1983)
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. filiformis (C.B. Clarke) Haines (1983)
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. halophila (Lye) R.W. Haines (1983)
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. intermedia (Lye) R.W. Haines (1983)
Bulbostylis hispidula (Vahl) R.W. Haines subsp. hispidula
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. capitata Verdc. (2010)
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. longispicata Lye (1996)
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. macroglumis Lye (1996)
Bulbostylis hispidula subsp. senegalensis (Cherm.) Vanden Berghen
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted perennial herb, highly polymorphic, 10-80 cm tall with a short woody creeping rhizome, with remains of burnt-off basal leaves, or annual herb with slender root system; stems angular, ridged, 0,3- 1 mm Ø, glabrous to densely set with transparent hai
Ecology : Grassland often with scattered shrubs or trees; bushland often on seasonally water-logged soil but also in shallow soils over rocks; coastal wooded grassland; Terminalia, Julberlinia, Uapaca woodland; Acacia scrub; muddy tidal inlets; sandy beaches; old c
  This polymorphic species is divided into 10 subspecies (cf. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Cyperaceae, Roy. Bot. Gard., Kew), and even into 11 subspecies if B. hensii (See that species above) is added (that species “could also be regarded as
  Cape Verde Isl.; Annobón; Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, S. Africa; Madagascar, Seychelles; tropical Asia; tropical America. – Pantropical.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:42 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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