African Plant Database


Mariscus dubius (Rottb.) Kük. ex C.E. C. Fisch.
Family : CYPERACEAE
Information on the genus : Mariscus
Basionym : Cyperus dubius Rottb.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mariscus dubius (Rottb.) Kük. ex C.E. C. Fisch. subsp. dubius
 Cyperus dubius Rottb. (1773)
 Mariscus dubius (Rottb.) Kük.
 Cyperus dubius Rottb. subsp. dubius
 Cyperus dubius Rottb. var. dubius
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus dubius var. caespitosus Boeckeler
=Kyllinga mariae Steud. (1854)
=Cyperus kyllingioides Vahl (1805)
=*Cyperus capitatus Poir. (1806)
=Mariscus dubius subsp. coloratus (Vahl) Lye
=Mariscus dubius var. coloratus (Vahl) Cufod.
=Cyperus dubius subsp. coloratus (Vahl) Lye
=Cyperus dubius var. coloratus (Vahl) Kük.
=Cyperus coloratus Vahl
=Mariscus coloratus (Vahl) Nees (1834)
=Mariscus kraussii Hochst. (1845)
=Cyperus mollis Poir. (1806)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Mariscus dubius (Rottb.) Kük. ex C.E. C. Fisch. subsp. dubius
Mariscus dubius subsp. macrocephalus (C.B. Clarke) J.-P. Lebrun & Stork
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb; culms with a bulbous base, tufted, many, crowded, sometimes semi-succulent, 8-40-75 cm tall, 0,5-2 mm Ř, bluntly to sharply triangular, glabrous; leaves many; sheath pale brown, the lower somewhat thicker, brown and occasionally splitting
Ecology : Loudetia arundinacea grassland with scattered trees, on rocky outcrop with wet flushes and thin soil with Selaginella njamnjamensis, Aeollanthus spp., Aloe sp. and many annuals; recent lava (eruption of Rumoka, 1912); open sclerophyllous forests; sandy so
  S. Tomé, Príncipe, Annobón; Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana, Swaziland; Madagascar, Indian Ocean islands; SW Asia
 
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Record n°175605
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