African Plant Database

Mariscus chersinus N.E. Br.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1921(8): 300 (1921)
Information on the genus : Mariscus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus chersinus (N.E. Br.) Kük.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mariscus bullatus (Kük.) Podlech
=Cyperus bullatus Kük. (1931)
=Mariscus angularis Turrill (1925)
=Cyperus capensis var. polyanthemus Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial tufted herb with short rhizome; culm 20-90 cm tall, trigonal, swollen basally into a poorly developed pseudobulb; leaves longer than culm, 3-6 mm wide; inflorescence simple with 5-10 rays, each ray 4-6 cm long, spreading; spikes cylindrical, 1-2
Ecology : Ecology unknown in Zambia; 1200 m alt.; sandy places in Mozambique.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Pflanzenr. (Engler) 4,20,101: 535 (1936)
  • Bothalia 13[3 & 4]: 443 (1981).
  • Strelitzia : (2002).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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