Cyperus alternifolius L.

 
  • Family : CYPERACEAE
    (Sedge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BARA-NAGAR-MOTHA FAMILY (बड़ा नागर मोथा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CYPERACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyperus alternifolius
  • Common name : Umbrella Plant, Galingale, Papyrus, Umbrella Sedge
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Plains, often grown as ornamental
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Key identification features : A tall tuff sedge with long-leaved stalks; Leaves in form of rays, umbrella like appearance; Flowers very small, branched inflorescence.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district
  • Native : East Africa
  • World Distribution : East Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cyperus alternifolius. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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