African Plant Database

Mariscus albopilosus C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 394 (1902)
Information on the genus : Mariscus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus albopilosus (C.B. Clarke) Kük.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Mariscus sp. C auct. sensu F.W.T.A.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with horizontal somewhat moniliform rhizome; culms few, 15-47 cm long, 0,7-1,3 mm Ø, trigonous, minutely but densely hairy; leaves to 21,5 cm long; sheath pale green, 2,5-10,5 cm long; blade linear, flat, rather stiff, 1-11 cm x 3-4 mm, upp
Ecology : Grassland; wooded grassland; open woodland; 800-2000 m alt.
  M. albopilosus has a strong resemblance to some Kyllinga species. Its geographical distribution is disjunct.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Pflanzenr. (Engler) 4,20,101: 558 (1936)
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