African Plant Database

Mariscus albosanguineus (Kük.) Napper
Protologue : J. E. Africa Nat. Hist. Soc. Natl. Mus. 28(124): 16 (1971)
Notes : "alba-sanguineus"
Information on the genus : Mariscus
Basionym : Cyperus albo-sanguineus Kük.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus albo-sanguineus Kük. (1936)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus coloratus var. longinux Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb; culms tufted, 5-50 cm tall, 0,7-2,5 mm Ø, trigonous; base swollen, covered with fibrous remains of old leaf sheaths; sheaths pale or reddish-brown, 3-8 cm long; blade linear, 4,2-23 cm x 1-2,4 mm, glabrous to slightly scabrid on margin, ap
Ecology : Loudetia arundinacea grassland, forming very tough tussocks on otherwise bare rocky outcrops; seasonally wet grasslands, moorland, in rock crevices; on lava; 1550-4000 m alt.
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Record n°36965 modified 2016-03-10
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