African Plant Database

Mariscus tomaiophyllus (K. Schum.) C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 594 (1894) [nom. nud.]; Fl. Trop. Afr. 8: 392 (1902) 
Information on the genus : Mariscus
Basionym : Cyperus tomaiophyllus K. Schum.
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cyperus tomaiophyllus K. Schum.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus tomaiophyllus K. Schum. (1895)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mariscus magnus C.B. Clarke (1906)
=Mariscus alpestris (K. Schum.) C.B. Clarke
=Cyperus alpestris K. Schum. (1895)
=Cyperus tomaiophyllus var. crassistolon Kük.
=Cyperus tomaiophyllus var. laxiflorus Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a branching scale-covered woody rhizome to 2 cm Ø; culms few, base covered with brown scales and old leaf bases split by the new culms arising in their axil; culms 0,45-1,4 m tall, 3,7-7,8 mm Ø, trigonous, glabrous; leaf sheath dark br
Ecology : Swamps, bogs; wet places in forests; forest edges; clearings in bamboo forest; damp grassy slopes; also ruderal; 1300-2900 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.
  • Durand, T. A. & H. Schinz (1894). Conspectus Floræ Africæ; ou, Énumération des plantes d'Afrique . . . Berlin . . . Paris 5: 594
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