African Plant Database

Mariscus albescens Gaudich.
Protologue : Voy. Bonite, Bot. 415 (1826)
Information on the genus : Mariscus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus fucatus Boeckeler (1882)
=Cyperus stuppeus G. Forst. (1786)
=Mariscus javanicus (Houtt.) Merr. & F.P. Metcalf
=Cyperus javanicus Houtt. (1782)
=Cyperus pennatus Lam. (1791)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Cited by C. B. Clarke in Fl. Trop. Afr. 8: 397, 1902, from Kenya (7), Taita hills (Hildebrandt 2437). This species is otherwise known from Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar, Seychelles, etc.) and tropical and subtropical SE Asia to Australia, Hawaii. – The Hildebrandt specimen was not seen by the authors of Fl. Trop. E. Afr. (l.c.).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • ENGLER, HEINRICH GUSTAV ADOLF (1936). Das Pflanzenreich (Engler) 101: 476
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Record n°36897
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