Taxon: Cyperus involucratus Rottb.

 
Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 12898
Place of publication: Descr. pl. rar. 22. 1772
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 06-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (as C. flabelliformis)
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: pollution control ()
  • Materials: fiber (as C. alternifolius subsp. flabelliformis)
  • Medicines: folklore (as C. alternifolius subsp. flabelliformis)
  • Social: religious/secular (as C. alternifolius subsp. flabelliformis)
  • Weed: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia, Yemen


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Portugal, [Azores] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt, Morocco
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China (s.)
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida, Louisiana]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja Norte, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia [Society Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Jamaica, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica


References:

  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  2. Baijnath, H. 1975. A study of Cyperus alternifolius L., sens. lat. (Cyperaceae) Kew Bull. 30:521-526.
  3. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  5. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  6. Gordon-Gray, K. D. Cyperaceae in Natal. 1995 (Cyper Natal)
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. 2007 (L Cyperaceae)
  8. Haines, R. W. & K. A. Lye Sedges and rushes of East Africa. 1983 (Sedge EAfr)
  9. Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4. (F SAust)
  10. Kukkonen, I. 1990. On the nomenclatural problems of Cyperus alternifolius Ann. Bot. Fenn. 27:59-66.
  11. Miyazaki, A. et al. 1997. On the photosynthetic production and water cleaning ability of Cyperus alternifolius L. grown by the floating culture system Jap. J. Crop Sci. 66:325-326.
  12. Molina G., A. M. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 31 Mar.
  13. Stanley, T. D. & E. M. Ross Flora of south-eastern Queensland. (F SE Queensl)
  14. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  15. Tucker, G. C. 1994. Revision of the Mexican species of Cyperus (Cyperaceae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 43:20.
  16. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  17. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?12898. Accessed 26 April 2018.