Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Cyperus elegans

Classification

Cyperaceae [family]
Cyperus [genus] (22)
elegans [species]

Classification

Cyperaceae [family]
Cyperus [genus] (22)
elegans [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description Native to southern America and northern America.
    Notes on presence status Records by Boldingh are possibly of Cyperus confertus Sw., however this is according to Axelrod, Cyperus elegans L. has been recorded as well by various authors.

    Publications

    • Boldingh, I. 1909. The flora of the Dutch West Indian Islands St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Martin. 321 pp. E.j. Brill., Leiden.
    • Boldingh, I. 1913. Flora voor de Nederlandsch West-Indische eilanden. 450. J.H. de Bussy, Amsterdam - Derde Uitgave van het Van Eedenfonds.
    • Debrot, A.O., Freitas, J.A. de 1999. Avifaunal and botanical survey of the Jan Thiel Lagoon Conservation Area, Curaçao. 28. Carmabi Foundation.
    • Howard, R.A. 1979. Monocotyledoneae. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 3: 586. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Lindeman, J.C., Stoffers, A.L. 1963. Cyperaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 1: 89-120.
    • Proosdij, A.S.J. van 2012. Arnoldo's Zakflora: Wat in het wild groeit en bloeit op Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao. 318 pp.. Walburg Pers, Zutphen.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]