Mapania sapuaniana, a spectacular new sedge species from Lanjak Entimau, Sarawak, is described and illustrated. It is closely related to M. richardsii and M. borneensis but differs in having broad leaves with a distinct pseudopetiole, reddish purple or maroon coloration on the underside of the leaf and petiole and an inflorescence composed of several spikes.

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Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Shabdin, Z., Culham, A., Simpson, D. A., & Meekiong, K. (2013). Mapania sapuaniana (Cyperaceae),
a new sedge species from Sarawak. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 58(1), 45–48.