Cyperus sphacelatus Rottb. (Descr. Pl. Rar. 21. 1772 .)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, Martinique, Monserrat, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, ], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (native), Cuba (native), Hispaniola (native)[], Puerto Rico (native)[ Vieques], Virgin Islands (native) ( St. Croix, St. Thomas, Tortola, ) ], North America (exotic: FL), Central America (native), South America (native), Old World (Trop. Africa, Madagascar),
Synonyms: Cyperus balbisii Kunth (Enum. Pl. 2: 63. 1837.), Cyperus hexastachyos Sw. (Fl. Ind. Occid. 1: 117. 1797.),
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Last edited 15 Sep 09