452.000 Lipocarpha R.Br.


Goetghebeur, P. & Van den Borre, A. (1989) Studies in Cyperaceae 8. A revision of Lipocarpha, including Hemicarpha and Rikliella. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 89 1-87

Haines, R.W. & Lye, K. (1983) The Sedges and Rushes of East Africa East African Natural History Society, Nairobi, Kenya

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with leaves arising from the base. Inflorescence a terminal head of few to many crowded cone-like spikes. Main involucral bracts leafy, erect or spreading. Spike composed of numerous bracts, spirally arranged in 4-5 rows, each bract subtending a flower enclosed by 2 delicate hypogynous scales. Flowers 1-flowered, bisexual. Stamens 1-2. Style 2-3-branched. Nut obovoid.

Worldwide: 8 species in tropical and warm regions, excluding the Pacific.

Zambia: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
albiceps Ridl.N,W,C,SNw,N,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
atra Ridl.C,SC,Lk,SDescription, Image
chinensis (Osbeck) J. KernB,N,C,SLp,Mc,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
comosa J. RaynalCC,LkDescription, Image
echinus J. Raynal[DD]NMcDescription, Image
hemisphaerica (Roth) Goetgh.C,SLk,SDescription, Image
kernii (Raymond) Goetgh.
leucaspis J. Raynal
nana (A. Rich.) Cherm.B,C,SLk,S,WDescription, Image
prieuriana Steud. var. prieuriana
rehmannii (Ridl.) Goetgh.C,SLk,SDescription, Image
robinsonii J. RaynalLp,N,C,Lk,S,W

Other sources of information about Lipocarpha:

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Flora of Botswana: Lipocarpha
Flora of Malawi: Lipocarpha
Flora of Mozambique: Lipocarpha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lipocarpha

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lipocarpha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lipocarpha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lipocarpha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lipocarpha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lipocarpha
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lipocarpha

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lipocarpha.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=264, retrieved 22 July 2017

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