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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus corymbosus

Rottb.

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyperus bengalensis Spreng.

Cyperus diphyllus Retz.

Cyperus enodis Boeckeler

Cyperus gula-metthi Schult.

Cyperus koenigii Vahl

Cyperus longus pallescens (Desf.) Coss. & Durand

Cyperus nudus Roxb.

Cyperus pallescens Desf.

Cyperus roestelii Kunth

Cyperus seminudus Roxb.

Cyperus tegetiformis Roxb. ex Arn.

Cyperus tenuicomus Miq.

Common Name:

Cyperus corymbosus
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Desfontaines, R.L., Flora Atlantica, vol. 1: t. 9 (1798)
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General Information

Cyperus corymbosus is a perennial, grass-like plant with culms 60 - 90cm tall growing from a thick, woody rhizome[
394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of material for weaving etc.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.

Range

Scattered in subtropical and tropical areas of Africa, Asia (especially the Indian subcontinent), IndoChina, northern S. America, Cuba.

Habitat

Marshy places[
991
Title
Cyperaceae of Economic, Ethnobotanical and Horticultural Importance: A Checklist
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 56 No. 2, pp 257 - 360
Author
Simpson D.A.; Inglis C.A.
Publisher
The Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew, London
Year
2001
ISBN
1-84246-038-2
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive checklist, giving the range, habitat and uses of over 500 species.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The dried culms are used in basketry, hats, matting and making ropes[
991
Title
Cyperaceae of Economic, Ethnobotanical and Horticultural Importance: A Checklist
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 56 No. 2, pp 257 - 360
Author
Simpson D.A.; Inglis C.A.
Publisher
The Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew, London
Year
2001
ISBN
1-84246-038-2
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive checklist, giving the range, habitat and uses of over 500 species.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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