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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus alopecuroides

Rottb.

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Chlorocyperus alopecuroides (Rottb.) Grossh.

Cyperus bidentatus Poir.

Cyperus compositus R.Br.

Cyperus exaltatus digynus (Boeckeler) F.N.Williams

Cyperus fastigiatus Forssk.

Cyperus glaucus Willd. ex Kunth

Cyperus glomeratus Willd.

Cyperus poiretii Roem. & Schult.

Juncellus alopecuroides (Rottb.) C.B.Clarke

Juncellus pallidiflorus Peter

Common Name:

Cyperus alopecuroides
Drawing of the flowering and fruiting plant
Photograph by: Rottbøll (Rottboell), C.F., Descriptionum et iconum rariores, p. 38, t. 8, fig. 2 (1773)
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General Information

Cyperus alopecuroides is an evergreen, perennial grass-like plant with a clump of stout culms up to 120cm tall growing from a very short rhizome[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is gathered from the wild for local use in making mats etc[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
], and is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, through Arabia to India, Indochina, Indonesia, Australia.

Habitat

Swamps and along the margins of lakes, from the lowlands up to 1,000 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height1.20 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Requires a moist to wet soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are used for weaving mats[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Division.
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