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On the identity of Cyperus permacer (Cyperaceae) in West Africa

Filip VERLOOVE, Jane BROWNING & Attila MESTERHÁZY

en Adansonia 42 (14) - Pages 249-254

Published on 05 October 2020

Cyperus permacer sensu C.B. Clarke is not the same as C. permacer sensu Hooper in Flora of West Tropical Africa. A thorough study of herbarium specimens proved the latter to be a mere variety of C. tenuiculmis Boeckeler. The taxonomic identity of C. permacer itself is also unclear, the holotype being a poor specimen. It possibly is only a depauperate form of C. dilatatus Schumach.


Keywords :

Cyperaceae, Cyperus, tropical West Africa

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