Cyperus babakan

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Cyperus babakan


Perennial, the rhizome emitting slender stolons clothed with broadly ovate-lanceolate, brownish scales. Leaves few, shorter than to as long as the stems, flat or canaliculate, gradually acuminate, scabrous on the margins in the upper part, 5-10 mm wide; Inflorescence simple, relatively small. Stamens 3;


Asia-Tropical: Assam (Assam present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Babakan present, Cochinchina present, Hindustan present, Iloilo Prov present, Kelantan present, Kurik near Merauke present, Lasoa present, Malacca present, P. Penang present, Pahang present, Panay present, Perak present, Rangkasbetung present, S. Borneo present, Selangor present, W. Java present, W. New Guinea present, Wellesley present
From Hindustan and Assam to Cochinchina and Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Wellesley, Perak, Kelantan, Pahang, Selangor, Malacca, P. Penang), W. Java (Babakan, Rangkasbetung), S. Borneo, the Philippines (Panay, Iloilo Prov.), Celebes (Lasoa), and W. New Guinea (Kurik near Merauke). Apparently a rare species.


STEUDEL, followed by MIQUEL, wrongly placed this well characterised species in sect. resp. subg. Pycreus.


STEUD. 1968 – In: Back. & Bakh.f., Fl. Java 3: 477
CAMUS 1912 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C.: 61
Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 144
KÜK. 1935 – In: Pfl. R.: 94
BACK. 1949 – In: Bekn. Fl. Java, (em. ed.): fam. 246, p. 34
STEUD. 1961 – In: Reinwardtia: 54
STEUD. 1954 – In: Reinwardtia: 66
KERN 1952: p. 105. – In: Reinwardtia: f. 4
BOECK. 1868 – In: Linnaea: 521
Clarke 1893 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 610
STEUD. 1909: Ill. Cyp.: t. 15 f. 1-3