African Plant Database

Mariscus hemisphaericus (Boeckeler) C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 589 (1895)
Information on the genus : Mariscus
Basionym : Cyperus hemisphaericus Boeckeler
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus hemisphaericus Boeckeler (1859)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus hildebrandtii Boeckeler
=Mariscus gregorii C.B. Clarke (1896)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial tussocky herb with a short creeping rhizome; culms tufted, 0,15-1,15 m long, 2-9 mm Ø, trigonous, sometimes almost rounded, with longitudinal grooves, glabrous; leaves many, crowded at base, 0,1-1,3 m long; sheath dark purple at base, (pale) bro
Ecology : Open grassland; Brachystegia woodland; wooded grassland; 0-1850 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Oliver, D., Dyer, W.T.T.; Prain, D.; Hill, A.W. (1901). Flora of Tropical Africa 8: 266-524 
  • Pflanzenr. (Engler) 4,20,101: 406 (1936)
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Record n°36907 modified 2013-07-15
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