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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Mapanioideae
Tribus: Hypolytreae
Genus: Mapania
Overview of species

M. africana – M. amplivaginata – M. angustifolia – M. archboldii – M. arunachalensis – M. assimilis – M. aturensis – M. baccifera – M. balansae – M. baldwinii – M. bancana – M. borneensis – M. bougainvillensis – M. caudata – M. coodei – M. coriandrum – M. cuatrecasasii – M. cuspidata – M. debilis – M. deistelii – M. effusa – M. enodis – M. ferruginea – M. floribunda – M. foxworthyi – M. graminea – M. hispida – M. holttumii – M. imeriensis – M. immersa – M. insignis – M. ivorensis – M. kurzii – M. latifolia – M. liberiensis – M. linderi – M. longiflora – M. lorea – M. macrantha – M. macrocephala – M. macrophylla – M. maguireana – M. mangenotiana – M. mannii – M. maschalina – M. meditensis – M. micrococca – M. micropandanus – M. minor – M. monostachya – M. moseleyi – M. multiflora – M. neblina – M. nudispica – M. obscuriflora – M. pacifica – M. pallescens – M. palustris – M. paradoxa – M. pedunculata – M. pubisquama – M. purpuriceps – M. pycnocephala – M. pycnostachya – M. raynaliana – M. rhynchocarpa – M. richardsii – M. rionegrensis – M. sapuaniana – M. sessilis – M. seychellaria – M. silhetensis – M. soyauxii – M. spadicea – M. squamata – M. steyermarkii – M. sumatrana – M. surinamensis – M. sylvatica – M. sylvatica – M. sylvatica – M. tamdaoensis – M. tenuiscapa – M. tepuiana – M. testui – M. theobromina – M. tonkinensis – M. vitiensis – M. wallichii – M. zeylanica
Name

Mapania Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 47 (1775)

Type species: Mapania sylvatica Aubl., Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 47 (1775)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Pandanophyllum Hassk., Tijdschr. Natuurl. Gesch. Physiol. 10: 118 (1843)
Cephaloscirpus Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 38: 83 (1869)
Thoracostachyum Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 38: 75 (1869)
Lepistachya Zipp. ex Miq., Ill. Fl. Archip. Ind.: 61 (1870)
Mapaniopsis C.B.Clarke, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew, Addit. Ser. 8: 55 (1908)
Apartea Pellegr., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 78: 180 (1931)
Langevinia Jacq.-Fél., Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sér. 2, 19: 88 (1947)

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Africa
West Tropical Africa
Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierre Leone.
West-Central Tropical Africa
Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Zaïre.
Western Indian Ocean
Seychelles.
Asia-Temperate
China
China South-Central, Hainan, China Southeast.
Asia-Tropical
Indian Subcontinent
Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Sri Lanka.
Indo-China
Andaman Islands, Cambodia, Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Vietnam.
Malesia
Borneo, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera.
Papuasia
Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Solomon Islands.
Australasia
Australia
Northern Territory, Queensland.
Pacific
Southwestern Pacific
Fiji, Samoa, Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu.
Northwestern Pacific
Caroline Islands, Marianas.
Southern America
Central America
Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.
Northern South America
French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela.
Western South America
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.
Brazil
Brazil North.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References
Primary references

Aublet, J.B.C.F. 1775. Histoire des Plantes de la Guiane Françoise 1: 47, pl. 17. BHL

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Mapania in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 March 24. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Mapania in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 March 24. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Mapania. Published online. Accessed: 24 March 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Mapania in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 March 24.
Tropicos.org 2019. Mapania. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 March 24.

Vernacular names

Mapania is a genus of plants in the family Cyperaceae. It contains around 60-70 species, distributed in tropical regions of Africa, India, southern China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, Central America, northern South America, and various oceanic islands.[1][2][3][4][5]
See also

Mapania ferruginea

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Flora of China, Vol. 23 Page 169, 擂鼓苈属 lei gu li shu, Mapania Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane. 1: 47. 1775.
Malcolm James Coe (1998). A fragile Eden: portraits of the endemic flowering plants of the granitic Seychelles. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691048178.
Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Gómez-Laurito, J. 1994. 26. Mapania Aublet. 6: 475. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

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