452.000 Lipocarpha R.Br.

RIKLIELLA J. Raynal

Goetghebeur, P. & Van den Borre, A. (1989) Studies in Cyperaceae 8. A revision of Lipocarpha, including Hemicarpha and Rikliella. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 89 1-87

Haines, R.W. & Lye, K. (1983) The Sedges and Rushes of East Africa East African Natural History Society, Nairobi, Kenya

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with leaves arising from the base. Inflorescence a terminal head of few to many crowded cone-like spikes. Main involucral bracts leafy, erect or spreading. Spike composed of numerous bracts, spirally arranged in 4-5 rows, each bract subtending a flower enclosed by 2 delicate hypogynous scales. Flowers 1-flowered, bisexual. Stamens 1-2. Style 2-3-branched. Nut obovoid.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and warm regions, excluding the Pacific.

Caprivi: 4 cultivated taxa.

Lipocarpha nana

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SpeciesContent
albiceps Ridl.Description, Image
chinensis (Osbeck) J. KernDescription, Image
leucaspis J. Raynal
nana (A. Rich.) Cherm.Description, Image

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iNaturalist: Lipocarpha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha
JSTOR Plant Science: Lipocarpha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipocarpha
Plants of the World Online: Lipocarpha
Tropicos: Lipocarpha
Wikipedia: Lipocarpha

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lipocarpha.
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