Costularia xipholepis Baker, 1877



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cladium xipholepis


Conservation Status

Last record: 1877 or before

Rediscovered in ?



Mahé Island, Seychelles


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Baker, J. G. (1877). Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles—A description of the flowering plants and ferns of those islands. London: Reeve & Co. 557 pp.


Other references:

Larridon I, Rabarivola L, Xanthos M, Muasya AM. (2019). Revision of the Afro-Madagascan genus Costularia (Schoeneae, Cyperaceae): infrageneric relationships and species delimitation. PeerJ 7: e6528.

Senterre, Bruno, Henriette, Elvina, Larridon, Isabel, Morel, Charles and Goetghebeur, Paul. (2015). Revision of the genus Costularia (Cyperaceae: Schoeneae) for the flora of the Seychelles, including the rediscovery and resurrection of a rare endemic species. Phytotaxa 231(1): 31-41. [Abstract]


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