Monographs Details: Mapania subsect. Mapania
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Cyperaceae
Scientific Name:Mapania subsect. Mapania
Description:Species Description - Pistils trimerous; spikelets with 6 free squamellae; all leaves reduced into bladeless cataphylls surround the base of culms.

Discussion:

Type. Mapania sylvatiea Aublet. Three species in tropical America and Africa; two in neotropics.