Cyperus compactus

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Cyperus compactus Retz.

Cyperaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: wet

Soil: loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nut

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Juncanae
Ordo:
Cyperales
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Cyperus compactus is a grass.

Contents

Naming

Cyperus compactus was described by Anders Jahan Retzius in 1788. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cyperus compactus is a species in the genus Cyperus which contains approximately 764 to 901 species and belongs to the family of the Cyperaceae (Sedge Family). The type species of the genus is Cyperus esculentus.

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 50 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Cyperus compactus has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Cyperus compactus are arranged in spikes.

The grasses produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Cyperus compactus is native to China, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Malay Peninsula, New Guinea, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and Madagascar and the Comoros.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on wet soil. The substrate should be loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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