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This species is accepted, and its native range is Andaman Islands to N. Queensland.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Andaman Is., Borneo, Maluku, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi, Vietnam

Hypolytrum compactum Nees & Meyen ex Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1959 Moseley [s.n.], Indonesia K000291091 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1935 Moseley [s.n.], Indonesia K000291090 Unknown type material
Godefroy-Lebeuf, M. [s.n.], Vietnam K000291084 Unknown type material

First published in Enum. Pl. 2: 271 (1837)

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.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.

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