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:
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:

  • 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

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Ethiopia ; Somalia ; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa KwaZulu-Natal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi ; Rwanda ; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar ; Mauritius ; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia ; Yemen

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde ; Portugal Azores; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Egypt ; Morocco
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Baja Norte, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Florida, Louisiana
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States California
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia Society Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Jamaica ; Puerto Rico
    • Central America: Costa Rica

  • Cultivated


References:

  • Baijnath, H. 1975. A study of Cyperus alternifolius L., sens. lat. (Cyperaceae) Kew Bull. 30:521-526.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. 2007 (L Cyperaceae)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Kukkonen, I. 1990. On the nomenclatural problems of Cyperus alternifolius Ann. Bot. Fenn. 27:59-66.
  • Rogers, G. & B. McClain 1998. The sedges (Cyperaceae) of Barbados (Rhodora) 100:391.
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. 1966- (F Iraq)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  • 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. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)

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