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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus javanicus

Houtt.

Cyperaceae


This species is very near to and possibly not specifically distinct from Cyperus ligularis L., which is widely distributed in West Africa and tropical America[[
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
].

+ Synonyms

Cyperus anomalus Steud.

Cyperus canescens Vahl

Cyperus caricifolius Hook. & Arn.

Cyperus firmus J.Presl & C.Presl

Cyperus fucatus Boeckeler

Cyperus holciflorus J.Presl & C.Presl

Cyperus macreilema Steud. ex Jard.

Cyperus ovatus Llanos

Cyperus owahuensis Nees

Cyperus parviflorus Vahl

Cyperus pennatus Lam.

Cyperus pinnatus A.Rich.

Cyperus spongiosocoriaceus Boeckeler

Cyperus stigmatosus Steud.

Cyperus stuppeus G.Forst.

Cyperus taitensis Steud.

Cyperus tongatabuensis Boeckeler

Cyperus valdiviae Steud.

Duval-jouvea pennata (Lam.) Palla

Mariscus albescens Gaudich.

Mariscus javanicus (Houtt.) Merr. & F.P.Metcalf

Mariscus pennatus (Lam.) Domin

Mariscus stuppeus (G.Forst.) Merr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Cyperus javanicus is a grass-like, perennial plant with very short rhizomes; it produces a loose clump of stout stems around 30 - 70cm tall, occasionally to 110cm[
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 materials.

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

Africa - Madagascar; E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, south China, through southeast Asia to New Guinea, northern Australia, Pacific

Habitat

Characteristic of open, moist to swampy, usually salty or brackish localities near the sea: sandy foreshores, coral reefs, muddv creek-banks, inner borders of the mangrove ; rarely more inland ;at elevations up to 250 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

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The inflorescence is pounded with coconut oil, then rubbed on the body to act as a diaphoretic agent in the treatment of colds, fevers and malaria[
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 fibrous culms are used for coconut strainers, and also tp make cordage and rope[
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 culms aare used to filter coconut milk and traditional medicinal preparations[
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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