African Plant Database

Cyperus digitatus subsp. auricomus (Sieber ex Spreng.) Kük.
Information on the genus : Cyperus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial robust (tufted) herb to 2(-3) m tall, with a creeping short woody rhizome 0,8-1,2 cm Ø covered with brown scales or black fibres; culms 0,5-1,6(-3) m long, 0,2-1 cm Ø, sharply trigonous with concave sides, sometimes ± winged; leaves few; sheaths
Ecology : Swamps; near or in water; seasonally wet grasslands; black alluvial soil; inundated clayey soils; forest swamps; (swampy) river banks; pools; waste places; canal banks; rice fields; weed in perennial crops in Somalia (fide Simpson & Inglis in Kew Bull. 56
  Culms used for weaving mats and baskets; and used as substitute for perfume (also rhizome slightly fragrant); culms suitable for pulping.
  Egypt; Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under chg
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°197517 created 2008-12-27
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