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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus pilosus

Vahl

Cyperaceae


This species is is closely related to Cyperus procerus Rottb., which it resembles[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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+ Synonyms

Cyperus donianus A.Dietr.

Cyperus fimbriatus Nees

Cyperus hebes Steud.

Cyperus heyneanus Boeckeler

Cyperus honestus Kunth

Cyperus marginellus Nees

Cyperus obliquus Nees

Cyperus paniculatus D.Don

Cyperus pauciflorus Steud.

Cyperus piptolepis Steud.

Cyperus pyrophilus Reinw. ex de Vriese

Cyperus quinqueflorus Hochst. ex Steud.

Cyperus subalatus Steud.

Duval-jouvea pilosa (Vahl) Palla

Common Name:

Cyperus pilosus
Drawing of the plant
Photograph by: Flora Malesiana, vol. 7(3): p. 614, fig. 52 (1974)
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General Information

Cyperus pilosus is a herbaceous, perennial, grass-like plant producing scattered culms 25 - 85cm tall from rhizomes with slender stolons[
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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.
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The plant is sometimes used as a green manure.

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.

Range

E. Asia - China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, eastern Austral

Habitat

Open wet sites, swamps, grasslands, on river banks; at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Rainforest, mesophyll and notophyll vine forest, Melaleuca swamps and along rivers and creeks at elevations up to 950 metres in Australia[
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Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
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Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant is sometimes a troublesome weed of cultivation, especially in rice fields, and needs to be removed manually[
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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.
,
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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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.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is ploughed in and used as a green manure in rice fields[
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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

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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