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Cyathula ceylanica Hook. f.

Ceylon Cyathula (Cyathula ceylanica)

The genus Cyathula contains 28 species which are distributed in Africa, Asia, as well as North- and South America.  


The Ceylon Cyathula is now considered most probably extinct.  

The species is also known by the synonym of Cyathula capitata Thwaites, but should not be mistaken for the still extant and quite widespread Round-headed Cyathula (Cyathula capitata Moq.).  



[1] MOE 2012. The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka; Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. VIII + 476 pp  


edited: 22.03.2018