Eriophorum filamentosum

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Eriophorum filamentosum

Placement status: name or taxon excluded (unspecific)



was based on a GRIFFITH collection credited to have been collected in Malaya.
CLARKE () reduced this to Xerotes leucocephala R. BR., of which Xerotes filamentosa A. CUNN. msc. is a synonym. This is not a Cyperaceous plant, but belongs to Lomandra of the Liliaceae sens, lat., a genus which occurs outside Australia only in New Guinea. It is hard to believe that BOECKELER made such an error. This may be a slip of the pen by CLARKE.
The identity of BOECKELER'S type should still be checked; but no Eriophorum has ever been found in Malaya.