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Taxon: Cyperus rotundus L.

 
Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 316644
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:45. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 09-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental:
  • Harmful organism host:
  • Human food:
  • Materials: essential oils
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Portugal, [Azores, Madeira Islands] Spain [Canarias]
    • MIDDLE ATLANTIC OCEAN: St. Helena
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Western Sahara
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen [Socotra]
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng, Henan Sheng, Hebei Sheng, Gansu Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Jiangsu Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guizhou Sheng, Shanxi Sheng, Shandong Sheng, Shaanxi Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku] Korea, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar Islands] Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Switzerland
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United States [Northern Mariana Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands]


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory]

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Missouri]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Cook Islands, French Polynesia [Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Niue, Tonga

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina


    Other (native status in New World uncertain)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=316644. Accessed 13 August 2020.