Isolepis hystrix

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Isolepis hystrix


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Cypereae
Genus: Isolepis
Species: Isolepis hystrix


Isolepis hystrix (Thunb.) Nees, Linnaea 7: 496 (1832).


  • Basionym
    • Scirpus hystrix Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 17 (1794).
  • Homotypic
    • Isolepis dregeana Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 204 (1837).
    • Scirpus dipsaceus Vahl ex Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 204 (1837).
    • Scirpus natalensis Boeckeler ex C.B.Clarke in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 623 (1894), not validly publ.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces; New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: bottlebrush bulrush
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