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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus pedunculatus

(R.Br.) J.Kern

Cyperaceae


There has long been a dispute amongst botanists as to whether to treat this species as a monotypic section within the genus Cyperus L. or as the monotypic genus Remirea Kerr. Several publications since the 1990's have treated it as Remirea maritima Aubl. However, a more recent work 'Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.' has treated it as Cyperus pedunculatus, and this has been accepted by the Kew 'World checklist of selected plant families'. We are, accordingly, following this treatment[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Cyperus kegelianus Steud.

Duval-jouvea maritima (Aubl.) Palla

Lipocarpha foliosa Miq.

Mariscus capitatus Steud.

Mariscus pedunculatus (R.Br.) T.Koyama

Mariscus pungens Steud.

Remirea distichophylla Boeckeler

Remirea maritima Aubl.

Remirea pedunculata R.Br.

Remirea rigidissima Steud.

Remirea wightiana Nees

Common Name:

Cyperus pedunculatus

General Information

Cyperus pedunculatus is a slightly succulent, perennial, grass-like plant. It produces solitary or loose clumps of culms 3 - 12cm tall from a long, creeping rhizome that is branched and forms roots at the nodes[
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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 perfumery. It can be used as a soil stabilizer in sandy soils.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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

Widespread in tropical and subtropical areas of Africa; through eastern Asia to New Guinea and N. Australia; the Americas.

Habitat

Locally abundant on sandy shores and dunes along the coast[
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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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.10 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The root is spicy-tasting[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
]. This report does not say the root is edible[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

An infusion of the root is said to be used in Brazil and Guyana as a sudorific and 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.
,
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
]. It is used to treat frequent micturition and bladder disease in Guyana[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].
The rhizome is astringent and 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.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

Suitable to bind coastal sands and dunes[
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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

Dried plants are used in perfumes for their pleasant odour[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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