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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. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 18 (6 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (tubers are eaten cooked or raw fide Pl Res SEAs 9:97. 1996); 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.), Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia (n.)]

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


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  3. Browning, J. & C. J. Ward 1997. Studies in Cyperaceae in Southern Africa 32: Eleocharis subgenus Limnochloa section Limnochloa S. African J. Bot. 63:173.
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  5. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  6. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  8. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates (Pl Res SEAs) 9:97-100.
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  10. Gordon-Gray, K. D. Cyperaceae in Natal. 1995 (Cyper Natal)
  11. Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. 2007 (L Cyperaceae)
  12. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  13. Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. (F NSWales)
  14. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  15. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  16. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  17. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  18. Molina G., A. M. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 31 Mar.
  19. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  21. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  22. Rosengarten, F. The book of edible nuts. 1984 (Edible Nuts)
  23. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)

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

  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14976. Accessed 21 October 2018.