African Plant Database

Bulbostylis cardiocarpoides Cherm.
Protologue : Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 24: 298 (1934) 
Information on the genus : Bulbostylis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Abildgaardia cardiocarpoides (Cherm.) Lye
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted perennial herb 6-20 cm tall with the new shoots appearing amongst the old which are usually rotted or burnt; stems 0,4-0,5 mm Ø, almost glabrous, leaves 4-8 cm long, 0,2-0,4 mm wide, sometimes with a few spine-like hairs particularly near apex; sheaths pale or reddish brown with many hairs 3-5 mm long at throat; inflorescence of 3-many sessile spreading spikelets forming a head or cross; spikelets 3-5 mm long, 1-1,5 wide.
Ecology : Disturbed dry sandy Loudetia kagerensis grassland; open sandy ground on raised beach near lake; road sides; tree savanna; forest fringes; esobe; 200-1200 m alt.
  “This species is doubtfully kept separate from B. schoenoides (Kunth) C. B. Clarke, with blackish glumes, often smaller stems and a southern African distribution” (Goetghebeur & Coudijzer in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55: 227, 1985).
  The specimens collected near Lake Edouard (Zaire) are cited as Lebrun 4765 (or 4785).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55: 234 (1985).
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