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Taxon: Eleocharis dulcis (Burm. f.) Trin. ex Hensch.

 
Genus: Eleocharis
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Eleocharideae
Nomen number: 14976
Place of publication: Vita Rumphii 186. 1833
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-May-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 18 (6 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (tubers are eaten cooked or raw) vegetable (tubers are eaten cooked or raw fide Pl Res SEAs 9:97. 1996)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales (n.e.), Queensland, Western Australia (n.), Northern Territory]

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia, United States [Northern Mariana Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. Browning, J. & C. J. Ward. 1997. Studies in Cyperaceae in Southern Africa 32: Eleocharis subgenus Limnochloa section Limnochloa. S. African J. Bot. 63:173.
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  7. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 9:97-100.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Eleocharis+dulcis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Gordon-Gray, K. D. 1995. Cyperaceae in Natal
  10. Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson. 2007. World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges.
  11. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  12. Harden, G. J., ed. 1990-1993. Flora of New South Wales.
  13. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  14. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  15. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. Molina G., A. M. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e-mail on 31 Mar.
  18. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  20. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  21. Rosengarten, F. 1984. The book of edible nuts
  22. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  23. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Eleocharis dulcis (Burm. f.) Trin. ex Hensch. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?14976. Accessed 16 November 2019.