African Plant Database

Cyperus distans L. f.
Protologue : Suppl. Pl. 103 103 (1782) 
Information on the genus : Cyperus
Status for MA : rejected (present)
Status for SA : rejected (present)
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Mariscus longibracteatus Cherm.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus distans L. f. subsp. distans
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus distans subsp. longibracteatus (Cherm.) Lye
=Mariscus longibracteatus Cherm.
=Cyperus longibracteatus (Cherm.) Kük. (1929)
=Mariscus keniensis (Kük.) S.S. Hooper
=Cyperus keniensis Kük.
=Mariscus longibracteatus var. keniensis (Kük.) Maquet
=Cyperus distans var. rubrotinctus (Cherm.) Lye
=Cyperus longibracteatus var. rubrotinctus (Cherm.) Kük.
=Mariscus rubrotinctus Cherm. (1919)
=*Mariscus bojeri C.B. Clarke (1895)
=Cyperus longibracteatus var. niger (C.B. Clarke) Lye
=Cyperus distans var. niger C.B. Clarke
=Cyperus ferrugineoviridis var. distantiformis Kük.
Taxon infra-specific
Cyperus distans L. f. subsp. distans
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Cyperoid, Mesophyte- Ht 0.5 - 1.4 m. Alt: 5 - 1370 m. Distribution: BOT, EC, KN, LP, MP
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:44 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3[2]: 287
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