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Nemum Desv. ex Ham.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Given the paraphyletic relationship of Bulbostylis to Nemum, the morphological overlap between the two genera, and our interest that genera be monophyletic, we suggest that Bulbostylis and Nemum should be considered congeneric. However given nomenclatural priority, the combination of these genera would result in the transfer of the 215 species of Bulbostylis to Nemum …” but “there is also nomenclatural history to consider. Bulbostylis Kunth (1837) is already a conserved name” (Roalson & al. in Taxon 67: 642, 2018). – We have opted for the traditional use of Nemum as a genus in its own right.
Ecology : Tropical African genus of 8 species.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 200 (1995).

Bibliography other :
  • LEBRUN J.P. & A. STORK (2020). Cyperaceae Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 11: 280
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