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This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

Note
Clarke says this occurs on Kilimanjaro. I have seen no specimens.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Marianas, Mauritius, Réunion

Cyperus compactus Retz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1999 Thomson, T. [3439], Punjab K000592551 Unknown type material
Aug 1, 1996 Parnell [95-429], Thailand K000467565
Aug 1, 1996 Parnell [95-638], Thailand K000467566
Jan 1, 1995 Zollinger, H. [190], Jawa K000290900 isotype
Dec 4, 1985 Geesink, R. [7144], Thailand K000467575
Jan 1, 1970 Parry, D.E. [7], Thailand K000467572
Nov 1, 1968 Beusekom, C.F.van [124], Thailand K000467571
Simpson, D.A. [1691], Thailand K000467564
Simpson, D.A. [1749], Thailand K000467563
Chantaranothai, P. [90/267], Thailand K000467561
Kloss, C.B. [6884], Thailand K000467567
Kerr, A.F.G. [8012], Thailand K000467568
Howard, A.J. [12], Thailand K000467569
Hansen, B. [11880], Thailand K000467570
Heckman, C.W. [C-14], Thailand K000467573
Simpson, D.A. [1704], Thailand K000467576
Groff, G.W. [6154], Thailand K000467577
Kerr, A.F.G. [3865], Thailand K000467580
Put [22], Thailand K000467583
Collins, D.J. [1886], Thailand K000467581
Kerr, A.F.G. [1915], Thailand K000467578
Chantaranothai, P. [90/268], Thailand K000467562
Hannif [3991], Thailand K000467579
Kerr, A.F.G. [13761], Thailand K000467582
Hansen, B. [36982], Thailand K000467574

First published in Observ. Bot. 5: 10 (1788)

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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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