Taxon: Cyperus haspan L.

Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
  Subfamily: Cyperoideae
      Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 402810
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:45. 1753
Name Verified on: 10-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Dec-2009
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):226. 1999, as C. halpan)
  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; India - Andaman and Nicobar; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Guerrero, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Tabasco, - Veracruz
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji


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