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Taxon: Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Endl. ex Hassk.

 
Genus: Cyperus
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 70215
Place of publication: Cat. hort. bot. bogor. 24. 1844
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • green kyllinga  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • perennial greenhead sedge  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Mullumbimby-couch  (Source: F SE Queensl) - English (Australia)
  • aida-kugu  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):225. 1999)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MIDDLE ATLANTIC OCEAN: St. Helena
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen [Socotra]
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Liberia, Nigeria, Togo
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku] Korea, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

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

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Kiribati [Gilbert Islands]

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


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores, Madeira Islands]

    Europe
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Portugal, Spain

    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]

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

    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Chile [Easter Island]


References:

  1. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  2. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. Note: = Kyllinga brevifolia Rottb.
  3. Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh. 1993-. Flora of Victoria.
  4. Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson. 2007. World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. Note: = Kyllinga brevifolia Rottb.
  5. Harden, G. J., ed. 1990-1993. Flora of New South Wales.
  6. Holm, L. et al. 1997. World weeds: natural histories and distribution John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York.
  7. Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. 1986. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4.
  8. Proctor, G. R. 1984. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI.
  9. Stanley, T. D. & E. M. Ross. 1983-1989. Flora of south-eastern Queensland.

Check other web resources for Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Endl. ex Hassk. :

  • 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:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70215. Accessed 25 August 2019.