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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus odoratus

L.

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyperus acicularis (Schrad. ex Nees) Steud.

Cyperus bracteolatus Steud.

Cyperus californicus S.Watson

Cyperus carruthii Alph.Wood

Cyperus cephalophorus J.Presl & C.Presl

Cyperus conglobatus Link

Cyperus cubanus Liebm.

Cyperus densiflorus G.Mey.

Cyperus distans G.Mey.

Cyperus eggersii Boeckeler

Cyperus engelmannii Steud.

Cyperus erythrorhizus Torr.

Cyperus familiaris Steud.

Cyperus ferax Rich.

Cyperus ferox Vahl

Cyperus ferruginescens Boeckeler

Cyperus flavicomus Pursh

Cyperus flexuosus Griseb.

Cyperus fossarum Liebm.

Cyperus fossarum Schltdl.

Cyperus fragilis Liebm.

Cyperus granadinus Liebm.

Cyperus haenkei J.Presl & C.Presl

Cyperus hamiltonii Kunth

Cyperus horizontalis Steud.

Cyperus huarmensis (Kunth) M.C.Johnst.

Cyperus ignoratus Boeckeler

Cyperus jubaeiflorus Rudge

Cyperus lenticularis Steud.

Cyperus lomentaceus Nees & Meyen ex Kunth

Cyperus longiradiatus Steud.

Cyperus longispicatus Norton

Cyperus lucidus Kunth

Cyperus macrocephalus Liebm.

Cyperus maximiliani (Schrad. ex Nees) Griseb.

Cyperus michauxianus Schult.

Cyperus multibracteatus Boeckeler

Cyperus multiceps Hook. & Arn.

Cyperus nitidulus Boeckeler

Cyperus nortonii A.Heller

Cyperus novae-hannoverae Boeckeler

Cyperus oerstedii Liebm.

Cyperus oxycarioides Britton

Cyperus parvispiculatus Boeckeler

Cyperus parvus Boeckeler

Cyperus pennatus Boeckeler

Cyperus phleoides Seem.

Cyperus poeoides Desv. ex Ham.

Cyperus pohlianus (Nees) Kuntze

Cyperus prescottianus Hook. & Arn.

Cyperus pseudostrigosus Steud.

Cyperus raiateensis J.W.Moore

Cyperus raphiostachys Link

Cyperus reineckei Boeckeler

Cyperus rufinus Liebm.

Cyperus sanctae-crucis Liebm.

Cyperus speciosus Torr.

Cyperus speciosus Vahl

Cyperus stellatus Rudge

Cyperus tenuior Engelm.

Cyperus vahlii Boeckeler

Cyperus virginicus Jacq. ex Steud.

Diclidium aciculare Schrad. ex Nees

Diclidium auriculatum Nees

Diclidium conglobatum (Link) Nees ex B.D.Jacks.

Diclidium ferax (Rich.) Steud.

Diclidium ferox (Rich.) Schrad. ex Nees

Diclidium fuscatum Schrad. ex Nees

Diclidium lenticulare Schrad. ex Nees

Diclidium lomentaceum Nees

Diclidium maximiliani Schrad. ex Nees

Diclidium odoratum (L.) Schrad. ex Nees

Diclidium reinwardtii Schrad. ex Nees

Diclidium uliginosum Schrad. ex Nees

Mariscus familiaris (Steud.) T.Koyama

Mariscus ferax (Rich.) C.B.Clarke

Mariscus huarmensis Kunth

Mariscus pohlianus Nees

Mariscus rhaphiostachys Liebm.

Torulinium caucasicum Palla

Torulinium confertum Desv. ex Ham.

Torulinium eggersii (Boeckeler) C.B.Clarke

Torulinium ferax (Rich.) Ham.

Torulinium macrocephalum (Liebm.) C.B.Clarke

Torulinium michauxianum C.B.Clarke

Torulinium odoratum (L.) S.S.Hooper

Common Name:

Cyperus odoratus
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Franz Xaver
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General Information

Cyperus odoratus is an annual or short-lived perennial, grass-like plant producing stout, usually solitary culms 30 - 120cm tall from a short rhizome with fibrous roots[
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
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of material for weaving small mats.

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

Scattered in warmer areas of the world from Africa through Asia to Australia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas (as far north as S. Canada)

Habitat

Marshes, wet rice-fields, along riverbanks, usually at low elevations up to 200 metres, with a few records from 1,900 - 2,100 metres[
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
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant can become a weed of waste places and rice fields[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The crushed rhizome is used as an aphrodisiac[
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.
].

The plant (part not specified) is antispasmodic and stomachic[
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.
].

Other Uses

The plant is used for weaving little mats[
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
,
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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