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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan) to Tropical Asia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Cyperus elatus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1891 India K000592531
Nov 1, 1891 Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3341], Myanmar K000618227
Haniff [4218], Thailand K000434903
Kerr, A.F.G. [3794], Thailand K000434899
Kerr, A.F.G. [3794], Thailand K000434900
Kerr, A.F.G. [4223], Thailand K000434902
Kerr, A.F.G. [4501], Thailand K000434901

First published in Cent. Pl. II: 5 (1756)

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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