Cyperus arenarius Hance ex C.B.Clarke
Cyperus bulbosostoloniferus Steud.
Cyperus bulbosus elatus E.G.Camus
Cyperus conjunctus Steud.
Cyperus lamprocarpus Nees
Cyperus littoralis R.Br.
Cyperus mayeri Kük.
Cyperus spadiceus Lam.
Cyperus stoloniferus is a perennial herb with long, creeping stolons hardening into a woody rhizome, forming stout, irregular tubers. The stems can be 15 - 50cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its roots, which are used medicinally and as a perfume. The plant can also be grown as a soil stabilizer in sandy soils.
Africa - Madagascar, Mauritius; E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent through southeast Asia to New Guinea, northern Australia and Samoa
Fairly common on coastal sands of dunes and beaches. occasionally also found in saline, muddy locations[
]. Swamps, open grasslands, moist places along seashores; usually near sea level[
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The tuber is used in India as a stomachic and heart stimulant[
In Vietnam, Cyperus stoloniferus is used as a substitute for Cyperus rotundus, but has in general a stronger effect[
The plant is considered useful as a sand binder on dunes[
The rhizomes and tubers are aromatic. They are used in perfumery and to scent coconut oil[
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