Bulbostylis stenophylla

(Elliott) C. B. Clarke

Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew, addit. ser.8: 26. 1908

Synonyms: Dichroma caespitosa Dichroma cespitosum Fimbristylis stenophyllus Isolepis stenophyllus Stenophyllus cespitosus
Basionyms: Scirpus stenophyllus
Found in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 133. Mentioned on page 130, 132.
FNA23 P34 Fimbristylis autumnalis pg 130.jpeg
Herbs, annual, densely cespitose, scapose. Culms (5–) 10–20 cm. Leaves 1/2–2/3 length of culms; sheaths brownish to stramineous, glabrous or scabrid along ribs; blades spreading-recurved, filiform, 0.5 mm wide, involute, margins and adaxial ribs hispidulous. Inflorescences: scapes erect to spreading, wiry, angularly ribbed, 0.6–1 mm thick, hispidulous; spikelets in dense, terminal, top-shaped to hemispheric involucrate heads, 1–1.5 cm wide; longer involucral bracts with setaceous blades many times exceeding heads, gradually dilating to scarious-bordered, entire sheaths. Spikelets usually greenish or dull brown, oblong to lance-ovoid, 3–5 mm; fertile scales ovate, keeled, 3–4 mm, abaxially hirtellous, midrib excurrent forming excurved mucro, scabrid. Flowers: stamens 1; anthers oblong, 0.5 mm. Achenes pale or graybrown, broadly trigonousobovoid, rather sharply 3-ribbed, 1 mm, faces flat or somewhat concave, finely transversely rugose; tubercle a depressed-conic button. 2n = 30.

Phenology: Fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Moist sands or sandy peats of sandhill swales, fields, pineland savanna, and waste areas, often weedy
Elevation: 0–200 m


Fla., Ga., N.C., S.C., West Indies (Cuba).




AuthorRobert Kral +
BasionymScirpus stenophyllus +
Elevation0–200 m +
HabitatMoist sands or sandy peats of sandhill swales, fields, pineland savanna, and waste areas, often weedy +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFruiting summer–fall. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymDichroma caespitosa +, Dichroma cespitosum +, Fimbristylis stenophyllus +, Isolepis stenophyllus + and Stenophyllus cespitosus +
Taxon nameBulbostylis stenophylla +
Taxon parentBulbostylis +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 23 +