African Plant Database

Bulbostylis hensii (C.B. Clarke) R.W. Haines
Protologue : Sedges & Rushes E. Afr. (Haines & Lye) Appendix 3: p.[1] (1983)
Information on the genus : Bulbostylis
Basionym : Fimbristylis hensii C.B. Clarke
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Abildgaardia hensii (C.B. Clarke) Lye
 Fimbristylis hensii C.B. Clarke (1902)
 Fimbristylis hispidula subsp. hensii (C.B. Clarke) J. Raynal
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bulbostylis subumbellata (Lye) R.W. Haines
=Abildgaardia subumbellata Lye (1982)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial tussocky herb to 20-40 cm tall (difficult to tell in some specimens if they are perennial or annual) with a short erect rhizome; stems ridged, 0,3-0,6 mm Ø, with dense hairs c. 0,5 mm long; leaves with similar hairs; sheaths greenish or pale red
Ecology : Dry grassland in hilly areas; roadside banks; old quarry floor; open swampy places, often in meadows or savanna; 0-1400 m alt.
  Near B. hispidula but usually forming larger tufts, and with a simple darker umbel with 2-5 spikelets or rarely 1, and nutlets smooth (not transversely wrinkled). B. hensii “could also be regarded as a subspecies of B. hispidula” (Haines & Lye, o.c.: 110)
  Not in Angola: Loango (Soyaux 151); confusion with Congo-Brazzaville.
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Record n°37142 modified 2005-02-23
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