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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:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Cyperus sulcinux C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 1893 Moseley, H.N. [s.n.], Philippines Pycreus sulcinux K000290922 Unknown type material
Feb 1, 1893 Clarke, C.B. [24860], Sikkim Pycreus sulcinux K000592575 Unknown type material
Merrill, E.D. [4289], Philippines Pycreus sulcinux K000290921
Clarke, C.B. [17295], Bangladesh Pycreus sulcinux K000592576 Unknown type material
Chantaranothai, P. [1611], Thailand Pycreus sulcinux K000595159

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 21: 56 (1884)

Not accepted by

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Cyperus pelophilus.]
  • 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 Pycreus sulcinux.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Pycreus sulcinux.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kitalong, A.H., DeMeo, R.A. & Holm, T. (2008). Native Trees Palau. A field guide: 1-236.
  • 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