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Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Cyperaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Cyperus (8)

            Epithet: cyperoides (L.) Kuntze (1)

Synonyms: Cyperus biglumis C.B.Clarke, Cyperus konkanensis T.Cooke, Cyperus kraussii Boeckeler, Cyperus macrocarpus (Kunth) Boeckeler, Cyperus manilensis Boeckeler ex Warb., Cyperus steudelianus Boeckeler, Cyperus sublimis (C.B.Clarke) Dandy, Kyllinga biglumis (Gaertn.) Steud., Kyllinga sumatrensis Retz., Mariscus alternifolius Vahl, Mariscus biglumis Gaertn., Mariscus clarkei Turrill ex Craib, Mariscus concinnus Schrad. ex Nees, Mariscus corymbosus Boeckeler, Mariscus humbertii Cherm., Mariscus macer Kunth, Mariscus macrocarpus Kunth, Mariscus nossibeensis Steud., Mariscus pachystachyus Steud., Mariscus philippensis Steud., Mariscus pseudoflavus C.B.Clarke, Mariscus quarrei Cherm., Mariscus radiatus Hochst., Mariscus sieberianus Nees ex C.B.Clarke, Mariscus steudelianus (Boeckeler) Cufod., Mariscus sublimis C.B.Clarke, Mariscus sumatrensis (Retz.) J.Raynal, Scirpus cyperoides L.

alternifolius => with alternating leaves

cyperoides => resembling Conyza

konkanensis => from Konkan, a rugged section of the western coastline of India

macrocarpus => bearing large fruit

manilensis => from Manila, Luzon, Philippines

nossibeensis => from Nosy Be, Madagascar

pachystachyus => thick spikes

philippensis => from the Philippines

radiatus => ray-like

sumatrensis => from Sumatra, Indonesia


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

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