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Useful Tropical Plants

Cyperus marginatus

Thunb.

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyperus blandus Kunth

Cyperus brunneovaginatus Boeckeler

Cyperus fonticola Kunth

Cyperus prionodes Steud.

Eucyperus bruneovaginatus (Boeckeler) Rikli

Common Name:

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General Information

Cyperus marginatus is a perennial, grass-like plant with a thick, woody rootstock it can grow around 30 - 150 cm tall[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials. It is traded as an ornamental pond plant in South Africa[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1926
Title
Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters
Publication
Strelitzia 6; 1-681
Author
Retief E. & Herman P.P.J.
Publisher
National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Year
1997
ISBN
1-874907-30-7
Description
 

Range

Tropical and southern Africa - Kenya, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho

Habitat

Open places, in temporarily wet habitats[
1926
Title
Plants of the northern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters
Publication
Strelitzia 6; 1-681
Author
Retief E. & Herman P.P.J.
Publisher
National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Year
1997
ISBN
1-874907-30-7
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Requires a sunny position[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Edible Uses

We have no specific information for this species, but it is said that the inner base of the young stems of all species in this genus can be eaten raw, and make an excellent survival food in times of need[
85
Title
Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains.
Publication
 
Author
Harrington. H. D.
Publisher
University of New Mexico Press
Year
1967
ISBN
0-8623-0343-9
Description
A superb book. Very readable, it gives the results of the authors experiments with native edible plants.
].

Medicinal

Warmed portions of the root are placed as a poultice around the throat of someone with a sore throat or mumps[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Agroforestry Uses:

When growing wild, the plant is considered an indicator of the presence of water close to the soil surface[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Other Uses

The stems are used for thatching[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

The stems are used in weaving for making sleeping mats, grinding mats and various handicrafts[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
1321
Title
Swaziland's Flora - siSwati Names and Uses
Publication
 
Author
Chris Long
Website
http://www.sntc.org.sz/flora/chrislong.asp
Publisher
 
Year
2005
ISBN
 
Description
A basic, but very long, list of names and uses.
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The stems have also been used for making baskets[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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