Bulbostylis parvinux C.B.Clarke
  • W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 7: 207 (1898) 

Notes: Distribution: Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal

General Description

nearly glabrous, except the flower-Glumes ; stem 20 in. long, slender, 1-headed, glabrous at the top, almost leafless, the glabrous, pale-brown, weak leaf-sheaths produced on one side about 1 in., not green; head 1 in. in diam., dense, pale-brown, the numerous Spikelets spreading on all sides, concealing the small bracts; Spikelets nearly 1/2 by 1/8 in., many-flowered; Glumes ovate, subacute, minutely pubescent; keel hardly excurrent; stamens 3; anthers large, linear-oblong, not crested; nut minute, hardly 1/4 the length of the glume, obovoid, round-trigonous, white, ultimately yellow-brown, smooth, not, or most obscurely, lineolate; style linear, smooth, twice as long as the nut, deciduous, leaving the brown style-base on the nut, branches 3 linear, shorter than the style.


South Africa Delagoa Bay, {i}Kuntze{/i}, 217!

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa South Tropical Africa Mozambique
  • Southern Africa KwaZulu-Natal


  • 1 Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. Continental Publishing, Deurne.

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Flora Capensis
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WCS higher taxonomy
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