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This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China.
Tunga triceps R., watercolour on paper

[FWTA]

Cyperaceae, Miss S. S. Hooper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Diagnostic
Distinguished from L. prieuriana by the smaller, less obtuse spikelets and conspicuous, if short, glume tips
Ecology
Roadsides and other sandy brackish places.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Cyperus ceylanicus T.Koyama appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Raynal, J. [20971], Mali Lipocarpha gracilis K000391938

First published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 73: 438 (1960)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Lipocarpha gracilis.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Lipocarpha sphacelata.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0