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

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Cyperus diffusus Vahl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1967 Kerr, A.F.G. [11170], Thailand K000467193
Jan 1, 1967 Kerr, A.F.G. [12783], Thailand K000467194
May 1, 1892 Cuming, H. [533], Philippines K000290905 isotype
May 1, 1892 Cuming, H. [534], Philippines K000290906 Unknown type material
Chantaranothai, P. [1362], Thailand K000467148
Chantaranothai, P. [1209], Thailand K000467146
Chantaranothai, P. [944], Thailand K000467145
Chantaranothai, P. [90/44], Thailand K000467151
Howard, A.J. [2], Thailand K000467152
Kerr, A.F.G. [19535], Thailand K000467153
Kerr, A.F.G. [1187], Thailand K000467158
Hennipman, E. [3116], Thailand K000467160
Howard, A.J. [21], Thailand K000467162
Hoed, G.den [457], Thailand K000467163
Hoed, G.den [923], Thailand K000467165
Bunchuai, K. [32287], Thailand K000467167
Parnell [95-308], Thailand K000467168
Parnell [95-530], Thailand K000467170
Kerr, A.F.G. [1903], Thailand K000467190
Kerr, A.F.G. [19535], Thailand K000467191
Collins, D.J. [846], Thailand K000467192
Schimizu, T. [T10580], Thailand K000467196
Iwatsuki, k. [T10375], Thailand K000467197
Kloss, C.B. [6645], Thailand K000467200
Kerr, A.F.G. [20557], Thailand K000467156
Kerr, A.F.G. [20521], Thailand K000467155
Chantaranothai, P. [943], Thailand K000467147
Hoed, G.den [131], Thailand K000467166
Put [4315], Thailand K000467159
Parnell [95-298], Thailand K000467172
Howard, A.J. [21], Thailand K000467161
Put [2108], Thailand K000467157
Middleton, D.J. [2424], Thailand K000467171
Kerr, A.F.G. [14085], Thailand K000467154
Hoed, G.den [233], Thailand K000467164
Chantaranothai, P. [90/450], Thailand K000467150
Chaoenphol, C. [3865], Thailand K000467199
Parnell [95-202], Thailand K000467169
Gossweiler, J. [2989], Angola K000362644 Unknown type material
Williams, L. [17281], Thailand K000467198
Schanzer, I. [N24c], Thailand K000467195
Chantaranothai, P. [1313], Thailand K000467144
Larsen, K. [2095], Thailand K000467149

First published in Enum. Pl. Obs. 2: 321 (1805)

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.
  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Not accepted by

  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela. [Cited as Cyperus laxus.]

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Enum. Pl. 2: 321 (1806).

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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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