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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus cyperoides

(L.) Kuntze

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyperus biglumis C.B.Clarke

Cyperus cylindrostachyus subcompositus (C.B.Clarke) Skottsb.

Cyperus flexifolius Boeckeler ex Reinecke

Cyperus konkanensis T.Cooke

Cyperus kraussii Boeckeler

Cyperus linctus G.Forst.

Cyperus macrocarpus (Kunth) Boeckeler

Cyperus manilensis Boeckeler ex Warb.

Cyperus sieberianus (Nees ex C.B.Clarke) K.Schum.

Cyperus steudelianus Boeckeler

Cyperus sublimis (C.B.Clarke) Dandy

Cyperus subumbellatus K√ľk.

Cyperus umbellatus (Rottb.) Benth.

Kyllinga biglumis (Gaertn.) Steud.

Kyllinga sumatrensis Retz.

Kyllinga umbellata Rottb.

Kyllinga umbellata sumatrensis (Retz.) Willd.

Mariscus alternifolius Vahl

Mariscus biglumis Gaertn.

Mariscus clarkei Turrill ex Craib

Mariscus concinnus Schrad. ex Nees

Mariscus corymbosus Boeckeler

Mariscus cylindristachyus Steud.

Mariscus cyperoides (L.) Urb.

Mariscus humbertii Cherm.

Mariscus linctus M.R.Almeida

Mariscus macer Kunth

Mariscus macrocarpus Kunth

Mariscus nossibeensis Steud.

Mariscus pachystachyus Steud.

Mariscus philippensis Steud.

Mariscus polyphyllus Steud.

Mariscus pseudoflavus C.B.Clarke

Mariscus quarrei Cherm.

Mariscus radiatus Hochst.

Mariscus sieberianus Nees ex C.B.Clarke

Mariscus steudelianus (Boeckeler) Cufod.

Mariscus sublimis C.B.Clarke in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz

Mariscus sumatrensis Retz.) J.Raynal

Mariscus umbellatus (Rottb.) Vahl

Mariscus umbellatus J.Presl & C.Presl

Scirpus cyperoides L.

Common Name:

Cyperus cyperoides
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General Information

Cyperus cyperoides is a tufted, grass-like herb with culms growing 20 - 75cm tall from a very short rhizome that lacks stolons[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The plant is sometimes cultivated for the edible roots in parts of Africa[
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.
,
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
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 Africa, through tropical Asia to Australia and the Pacific.

Habitat

Open or lightly shaded grassland, roadsides, in forest clearings and in secondary forest and thickets at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
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

Weed PotentialYes
Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



The plant is often a common weed in gardens[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
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
]. It has become an invasive weed in Hawaii and Fiji[
305
Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
].

Edible Uses

Rhizomes - roasted[
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.
].

Medicinal

The plant is used as a vermifuge[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

The roots are used for brushes[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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