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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Mapania
  • Pandanophyllum Hassk.
  • Cephaloscirpus Kurz
  • Thoracostachyum Kurz
  • Lepistachya Zipp. ex Miq.
  • Mapaniopsis C.B.Clarke
  • Apartea Pellegr.
  • Langevinia Jacq.-Fél

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]

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  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 23 Page 169, 擂鼓苈属 lei gu li shu, Mapania Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane. 1: 47. 1775.
  3. ^ Malcolm James Coe (1998). A fragile Eden: portraits of the endemic flowering plants of the granitic Seychelles. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691048178.
  4. ^ Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  5. ^ 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.