Stems attaining 2–2 1/2 ft. in length. Spikelets often 3–6 in the head, less fused together than in A. capensis, somewhat cinnamon-coloured. Ovary and nut stalked; otherwise as A. capensis .
Similar in habit to, but somewhat stouter than, A. capensis and in West Africa distinguished by a lobed inflorescence; in marshland.
; in marshland.
Sen.: Niokolo-Koba (Feb.) Adam 17567! Badi (Jan., Dec.) Berhaut 1856! 4735!
Guin.: Konkouré (Mar.) Pitot! 291! Mamou (May) Pitot! Dabola to Faranah (Apr.) Pitot! Hérémakono (Mar.) Sc. Elliot 5243!
Niger Nupe, Barter, 1587!
Iv. C.: Baoulé (Sept.) Pobéguin 110!
Angola Malange, Mechow, 346!
W. Cam.: Bamenda to Ndop, 4,500 ft. (Dec.) Adams GC 11342!
N. Nig.: Mayo Ndaga (Apr.) J. Hall 1761! Kontagora to Auna (Jan.) Meikle 1041! Nupe Barter 1587!
French Guinea Sulimania; Erimakuna, Scott-Elliot, 5243!