Lipocarpha rehmannii (Ridl.) Goetgh.

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Lipocarpha rehmannii

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Lipocarpha rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Lipocarpha rehmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms: Rikliella rehmannii (Ridl.) J. Raynal
Scirpus hystrix auct.
Scirpus rehmannii Ridl.
Common names:
Slender annual sedge, 2-30 cm tall, with minute reddish-brown roots. Culms triangular, hairless. Leaves 1-6 cm long, scabrid on the margins and midrib; sheaths dark purple. Inflorescence a dense head of 3-12 crowded spikes, green variegated with reddish-brown. Involucral bracts 2-10, leaf-like, largest 1.5-6 cm long. Glumes 2-3 mm long, reddish-brown with a green mucro, giving the flowerheads a spiny appearance. Nutlet obovate, obscurely triangular, c. 0.6-0.3 mm, with 8-15 rows of tubercles on each side.
Derivation of specific name: rehmannii: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 123.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 352 - 353.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

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Flora of Malawi: Lipocarpha rehmannii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lipocarpha rehmannii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lipocarpha rehmannii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Lipocarpha rehmannii., retrieved 28 May 2024

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