Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cyperus papyrus L.
Common name : ndian matting plant, Nile grass
Habit : Robust perennial herb
Habitat : Swamps, shallow lakes, and along streams
Comments / notes : The younger parts of the rhizome are covered by red-brown, papery, triangular scales, which also cover the base of the culms.
Flower, Fruit : December
Gujarat : Mehsana district
Native : Africa, North Israel
Exotic/Native : Exotic
World Distribution : Africa, North Israel, California, Costa Rica, Cuba, Florida, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Leeward Is., Louisiana, Mauritius, Nansei-shoto, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Sicilia, Spain, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.
Literature : Shah G. L. (1978). Flora of Gujarat State Part 1. University Press Sardar Patel University: 733