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Genus: Bulbostylis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Cyperaceae

About 100 species (mainly tropical Africa and America), with 23 species native to southern Africa, and one naturalised.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Bulbostylis abortiva

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Bulbostylis boeckeleriana


Bulbostylis buchananii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Bulbostylis burchellii


Bulbostylis collina

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Bulbostylis contexta

Bulbostylis densa


Bulbostylis densiflora

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Bulbostylis filamentosa


Bulbostylis hispidula


Bulbostylis humilis


Bulbostylis macra

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Bulbostylis megastachys


Bulbostylis mucronata


Bulbostylis oritrephes


Bulbostylis parvinux


Bulbostylis pilosa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Bulbostylis pusilla


Bulbostylis scabricaulis


Bulbostylis schlechteri


Bulbostylis schoenoides

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Bulbostylis scleropus


Bulbostylis trabeculata


Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Bulbostylis barbata



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