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Common name

English: Papyrus sedge


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Cyperaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Cyperus (8)

            Epithet: papyrus L. (1)

Synonyms: Chlorocyperus papyrus (L.) Rikli, Cyperus antiquorum (Willd.) Chiov., Cyperus domesticus Poir., Cyperus elapsus Chiov., Cyperus panormitanus Chiov., Cyperus papyraceus Crantz, Cyperus syriacus Parl., Cyperus ugandensis Chiov., Papyrus antiquorum Willd., Papyrus domesticus Poir., Papyrus mossambicensis Parl.

papyraceus => with the texture of paper, papery, papyrus or very light brown

syriacus => of Syrian origin


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, beige

External links

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