Ascolepis dipsacoides (Schumach.) J.Raynal
  • Adansonia, n.s., 8: 99 (1968) 

Notes: Distribution: W. & WC. Trop. Africa, Indo-China

General Description

Resembling A. pusilla but spikelets with spreading tips to the scales; also resembling Scirpus kernii; damp hollows, often in cultivated land.


; damp hollows, often in cultivated land.


N. Nig.: Jebba (Dec.) Hagerup 710! Nupe Barter 761b! Kaduna to Keffi, Zaria Prov. (Aug.) Kershaw 900700! Yola (Nov.) Hepper 1212!

S. Nig.: Igbete to Kishi, Oyo Prov. Gledhill 734c, partly!

Sen.: Niokolo-Koba (Oct.) Adam 15944a.

Ghana: Damongo Scarp (Sept.) Hall CC 867! Lumbaga to Tamale (Dec.) Morton GC 6265! Tamale (Dec.) Morton GC 6219! Kintampo (Sept.) Hall CC 925! Nungua, Accra (July) Hall 3249!

Iv. C.: Bouaké to Bamoro (Dec.) Pitot. Aboakouamékro (Nov.) Aké Assi 10353!

Dah.: Ouécé (Nov.) Annet 53.


in Adansonia sér. 2, 8: 99 (1868).

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa West Tropical Africa Benin
  • Burkina
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Cameroon
  • Asia-Tropical Indo-China Laos
  • Thailand


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  • 5 Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

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