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Bulbostylis schaffneri


Family: Cyperaceae

Description: This small annual species is distinguished by the inflorescence being shorter than the leaves.

Distribution: The FNA manuscript gives its range as New Mexico and Mexico with no elaboration on frequency or abundance. It is known from 2 collections in NM.

Specimens Seen or Cited: NM: Socorro Co., T9S R8W Sec 3, 6540 ft., gravely soil, short grass w/ juniper, right off bottom of arroyo, 11 May 1982, L. McIntosh s.n. (UNM). Sierra Co.(?), Iron Creek Campground, west slope of Black Range, L.N. Goodding and C. Goodding s.n., (ASU), no date but annotated by Beetle in 1954 and Kral in 1968.

Habitat: This species occupies relatively dry open slopes and meadows in P-J and ponderosa pine woodlands.

Discussion: I have tried to call Kral several times with no luck. This predominantly Mexican species will remain a mystery for now.

Information Compiled By: Robert Sivinski, 1998


Photo credits in header Peniocereus greggii var. greggii © T. Todsen,
Lepidospartum burgessii © M. Howard, Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta © R. Sivinski
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