Cyperus fulgens is a perennial, grass-like plant forming a clump of growth about 50cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its edible corms. It is an important food source in parts of southern Africa, particularly in the Kalahari Desert[
Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.
Seasonally wet grasslands[
Unlike most other members of this genus, this species does not require a moist to wet soil[
Tubers - raw or cooked[
]. A sweet flavour[
]. The small corms are found a few centimetres below soil level - the outer papery scales need to be removed after roasting[
]. They can be cooked, pounded into a mash and then dried for later use[
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