A sedge widespread in the Old World tropics is generally but erroneously known as Bulbostylis puberula. A new combination Bulbostylis thouarsii is proposed here and the lectotype is designated.

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Keywords Bulbostylis, Cyperaceae, homonym, new combination
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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Veldkamp, J.F, & Verloove, F. (2014). Bulbostylis thouarsii (comb. nov.) is the correct name for Scirpus puberulus Poir., non Michx. (Cyperaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 59(1), 10–10.