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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. Last Changed: 11-Dec-2009
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) 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
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire
    • 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 [Baja Norte, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Federal District, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    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


References:

  1. Baijnath, H. 1975. A study of Cyperus alternifolius L., sens. lat. (Cyperaceae) Kew Bull. 30:521-526.
  2. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  5. Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. (L Cyperaceae)
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  8. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  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. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  12. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  14. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  15. 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)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=410346. Accessed 20 November 2018.