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Bulbostylis striatella C.B.Clarke
Family Cyperaceae
Bulbostylis striatella C.B.Clarke APNI*

Description: Slender tufted, amphicarpous annual or short-lived perennial.

Culms angular, glabrous, 8–15 cm long, 0.2–0.4 mm diam.

Leaves densely scabrid, flat but appearing almost filiform, 2–6 cm long, 0.3–0.8 mm wide. Inflorescence of 1–3 clustered spikelets, often with amphicarpous spikelets hidden in basal leaf sheaths. Aerial spikelets ovoid, acute, 3–8 mm long, 2–4 mm diam. Glumes 2–4 mm long, pale to dark red-brown with usually green excurrent scabrous mucro, glabrous or scattered-pubescent on sides. Stamens 2; anthers 0.4–0.7 mm long. Style 2-fid.

Nut obovoid, 1–1.4 mm long, 0.9–1 mm diam., with shortly transversely elongated epidermal cells in longitudinal rows, when young whitish, when mature grey to brownish. Basal spikelets with larger glumes and nuts and sometimes with style 3-fid.


Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Native of S Afr. Grows in grassland on rocky hills; collected once near Glen Innes.
NSW subdivisions: *NT
AVH map***

Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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