471.010 Bulbostylis Kunth

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves usually very narrow and almost filiform, usually with tufts of hairs at the mouth of the leaf sheath. Inflorescence an anthela. Glumes spirally arranged; the lowest 1-2 may be empty, the others bisexual. Perianth 0. Stamens 2-3; stigmas 2-3, the base of the style persisting as a distinct rim or knob. Nutlet biconvex if stigmas 2, trigonous if stigmas 3. Nutlet smooth, tuberculate or, more often, transversely wrinkled.

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

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hispidula (Vahl) R.W. HainesDescription, Image
hispidula (Vahl) R.W. Haines subsp. pyriformis (Lye) R.W. Haines

Other sources of information about Bulbostylis:

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Flora of Botswana: Bulbostylis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Bulbostylis
Flora of Malawi: Bulbostylis
Flora of Mozambique: Bulbostylis
Flora of Zambia: Bulbostylis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bulbostylis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bulbostylis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bulbostylis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bulbostylis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bulbostylis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Bulbostylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bulbostylis
JSTOR Plant Science: Bulbostylis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bulbostylis
Plants of the World Online: Bulbostylis
Tropicos: Bulbostylis
Wikipedia: Bulbostylis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Bulbostylis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=283, retrieved 11 December 2023

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