Taxon: Cyperus giganteus Vahl

 
Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 417900
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 2:364. 1805
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 10-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Dec-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • giant flat sedge  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • Mexican papyrus  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Materials: fiber (for paper-making)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Colima, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (n.), Paraguay, Uruguay


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Louisiana]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  2. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  3. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  5. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. 2007 (L Cyperaceae)
  8. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  9. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  10. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  11. Simpson, D. A. & C. A. Inglis 2001. Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: a checklist Kew Bull. 56:295.
  12. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  13. Strong, M. T. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 1 Dec.
  14. Tucker, G. C. 1983. The taxonomy of Cyperus (Cyperaceae) in Costa Rica and Panama Syst. Bot. Monogr. 2:44.
  15. Tucker, G. C. 1994. Revision of the Mexican species of Cyperus (Cyperaceae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 43:112.
  16. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 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. (L Argent)

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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?417900. Accessed 18 June 2018.