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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Indian Ocean to SW. Pacific.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China Southeast, Hainan, India, Jawa, Madagascar, Malaya, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Australia

Eleocharis spiralis (Rottb.) Roem. & Schult. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 24, 1988 Brown, R. [5934], Australia K000307758 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1933 Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia K000307757 Unknown type material
Dallachy [s.n.], Australia K000307756 Unknown type material
Chantaranothai, P. [90/350], Thailand K000595224
Niyomdham, C. [1874], Thailand K000595223

First published in Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 2: 155 (1817)

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. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • Rosen, D.J., Hatch, S.L. & Carter, R. (2008). Taxonomy and nomenclature of three closely related species of Eleocharis subgenus Limnochloa (Cyperaceae) Blumea 53: 235-246.
  • 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.

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