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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus diffusus

Vahl

Cyperaceae


This species has been referred to as Cyperus laxus Lam.(a neotropical species) by some authors. However, most modern treatments accept that the two taxa are distinct - a treatment we follow here. Any uses for Cyperus laxus, where the range is given as Asia, should be referred to this species[
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.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Cyperus bancanus Miq.

Cyperus buettneri Boeckeler

Cyperus calacaryensis Steud.

Cyperus holophyllus Miq. ex de Vriese

Cyperus iridifolius A.Dietr.

Cyperus lagorensis Steud.

Cyperus laxus macrostachyus (Boeckeler) Karth.

Cyperus laxus macrostachyus (Boeckeler) V.P.Prasad & N.P.Singh

Cyperus laxus multispicatus (S.M.Huang) S.M.Huang

Cyperus moestus Kunth

Cyperus nigroviridis Thwaites

Cyperus parciflorus Link

Cyperus pubisquama Steud.

Cyperus sarzogonensis J.Presl & C.Presl

Cyperus scirpoides J.Presl & C.Presl

Eucyperus diffusus (Vahl) Rikli

Common Name:

Cyperus diffusus
Plant growing in the Botanischer Garten, Dresden, Germany.
Photograph by: Daderot
Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication
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General Information

Cyperus diffusus is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing culms of grass-like leaves 15 - 80cm tall from a short, hardened rhizome[
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.
,
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 harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

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

E. Asia - southern China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, NE Austral

Habitat

Thickets and moist forests on river banks, shady roadsides; at elevations up to 700 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.
]. Forests in valleys, grasslands on mountain slopes, wet places by rivers, along trails, paddy fields; at elevations from 100 - 1,700 metres in China[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


The plant is often found growing in deep shade in the wild[
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
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are used as an antipyretic, antitussive, analgesic, cardiotonic, diuretic[
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 roots are used to treat diseased lips[
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
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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