Cyperus cyperinus (Retz.) Sur.

 
  • Family : CYPERACEAE
    (Sedge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BARA-NAGAR-MOTHA FAMILY (बड़ा नागर मोथा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CYPERACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Mariscus cyperinus (Retz.) Vahl; Mariscus cyperinus var. bengalensis C.B.Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyperus cyperinus (Retz.) Suringar
  • Common name : Old Gold flat Sedge
  • Vernacular name : Kolpullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 13/09/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-354
  • Collection Locality : Malepatti R.F., Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Sindhudurg district, Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore districtR
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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 cyperinus. Downloaded on 25 February 2021.

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