459.000 Cyperus L.



Description of the genus

Perennial, less often annual, herbs, tufted or with rhizomes or stolons, sometimes producing tubers or bulbs. Culms usually triangular. Leaves usually at or near the base of the culm, the culm base sometimes swollen, 3-ranked, linear and grass-like, the lower ones often scale-like. Inflorescence terminal, often a subumbel-like anthela or congested into a dense head; subtended by leaf-like involucral bracts. Spikelets 1-many-flowered. Glumes distichous. Perianth 0. Stamens 1-3. Stigmas 2-3, if 2, then nutlet dorsally flattened. Fruit a nutlet, usually dorsally flattened.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in warm and tropical countries

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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Other sources of information about Cyperus:

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Flora of Botswana: Cyperus
Flora of Caprivi: Cyperus
Flora of Malawi: Cyperus
Flora of Mozambique: Cyperus
Flora of Zambia: Cyperus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyperus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cyperus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cyperus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cyperus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyperus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cyperus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cyperus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cyperus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=267, retrieved 22 October 2016

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