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Taxon: Cyperus alternifolius L.

 
Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 410346
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 1:28. 1767
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 10-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • palmeira-umbela  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • papiro-anão  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • planta-umbela  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sombrinha-chinêsa  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
    • 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 (widely cult. in tropics & subtropics)

    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 [Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Baja California (Norte)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán, Ciudad de México]

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

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Jamaica, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica


References:

  1. Baijnath, H. 1975. A study of Cyperus alternifolius L., sens. lat. (Cyperaceae). Kew Bull. 30:521-526. Note: trients in narrow sense
  2. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. Note: sensu auct. = C. involucratus Rottb.
  5. Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson. 2007. World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges.
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  8. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  9. Kukkonen, I. 1990. On the nomenclatural problems of Cyperus alternifolius. Ann. Bot. Fenn. 27:59-66.
  10. Rogers, G. & B. McClain. 1998. The sedges (Cyperaceae) of Barbados. Rhodora 100:391.
  11. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  12. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq.
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora. Note: sensu auct. = C. involucratus Rottb.
  14. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  15. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74.

Check other web resources for Cyperus alternifolius L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?410346. Accessed 19 July 2019.