Taxon: Cyperus compressus L.

 
Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
  Subfamily: Cyperoideae
      Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 401630
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:46. 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:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Kew Bull 56:287. 2001)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Kew Bull 56:287. 2001)
  • Materials: essential oils (for scent fide Kew Bull 56:287. 2001)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Kew Bull 56:287. 2001)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA; Kew Bull 56:287. 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Yemen - Socotra
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan
  • Asia-Tropical

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

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Tabasco, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (British) - Virgin Gorda; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - Northern Territory
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Society Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Kiribati - Gilbert Islands; Niue; Samoa; Tonga

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

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