Lipocarpha chinensis (Osbeck) J.Kern
  • Blumea, Suppl.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Lipocarpha chinensis (Osbeck) J.Kern. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 24 Jun 2021'

General Information

Perennials. Culms tufted, 10-60 cm tall, 1-1.5 mm thick, flat or compressed triquetrous, longitudinally sulcate, very laxly puberulent. Leaves basal; sheath tubular, 1.8-2.5 cm, glabrous, basal ones without a blade, apical ones with a blade; leaf blade linear, ca. 1/2 as long as culm, 2-4 mm wide, papery, margin revolute, apex acuminate. Involucral bracts 2 or 3, leaflike, 2-7 cm, not sheathing. Spikes (3 or)4-7-fascicled, ovoid to broadly ovoid, 5-10 × ca. 5.5 mm, with numerous bractlets and spikelets; bractlets pale and purple striate, oblanceolate, ca. 2 mm, keeled, submembranous, apex subtruncate to acuminate. Spikelets with 2 glumes and 1 bisexual flower; basal glume elliptic, ca. 1.5 mm, membranous, 5-veined, margin involute, apex obtuse; apical glume ovate-lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm, with a bisexual flower, apex acute. Stamens 2; anthers narrowly oblong. Style of medium length; stigmas 3, nearly as long as style, puberulent. Nutlet brown when mature, oblong-obovoid, ca. 1 mm, biconvex, with punctate processes on surface, apex rounded and shortly apiculate. Fl. and fr. May-Oct. 2n = 26.

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    Densely tufted perennial up to 400 mm tall. Spikelets pale even when mature. Glumes discrete, 5-16 per head, with a short, blunt, triangular tip, dull white, sometimes dark towards base.

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    Along streams, vleis.

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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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