Taxon: Bulbostylis barbata (Rottb.) C. B. Clarke

Genus: Bulbostylis
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Abildgaardieae
Nomen number: 401580
Place of publication: J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 6:651. 1893
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Mar-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed; Weed CIBA; Kew Bull 56:260. 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia ; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin ; Burkina Faso ; Cote D'Ivoire ; Gambia ; Ghana ; Liberia ; Mali ; Niger ; Nigeria ; Senegal ; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar ; Mauritius
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Shandong, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Korea ; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Martinique
    • Central America: Guatemala
    • Northern South America: Venezuela


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Goetghebeur, P. & J. Coudijzer 1985. Studies in Cyperaceae 5. The genus Bulbostylis in Central Africa Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 55:236-238.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  • Haines, R. W. & K. A. Lye Sedges and rushes of East Africa. 1983 (Sedge EAfr)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  • Kral, R. 1971. A treatment of Abildgaardia, Bulbostylis and Fimbristylis (Cyperaceae) for North America (Sida) 4:84-85.
  • Molina G., A. M. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 31 Mar.
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  • Rye, B. L. 1997. A synopsis of the annual species of Cyperaceae from central and southern Western Australia (Nuytsia) 11:404.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)
  • Simpson, D. A. & C. A. Inglis 2001. Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: a checklist Kew Bull. 56:260.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)


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