Cyperus alternifolius obtusangulum (Boeckeler) T.Koyama
Cyperus flabelliformis obtusangulum Boeckeler
Cyperus canus is a perennial, grass-like plant producing robust culms 100 - 150cm tall from short, thick rhizomes[
The plant is of considerable utility and importance in central America, where it is traditionally used to weave mats used for bedding. The plant is rather scarce in the wild state, but it is frequently planted in small patches or fields, especially in the Pacific boca costa and about Coban. A rather handsome and ornamental plant, it closely resembles Cyperus alternifolius[
S. America - Colombia; C. America - Costa Rica to Mexico.
Damp thickets, wet fields, or frequently along stream banks, especially among rocks, sometimes planted; at elevations from 200 - 1,500 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
The culms are used for weaving coarse mats[
]. These are often used as beds[
]. The culms are also used in basketry, for making fans, coasters etc[
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