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Common name

Mandarin: 拟毛轴莎草 (ni mao zhou suo cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Cyperaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Cyperus (8)

            Epithet: procerus Rottb. (1)

Synonyms: Cyperus griffithianus Boeckeler, Cyperus heynei Boeckeler, Cyperus straminicolor Cherm., Cyperus trachycladus Cherm., Duval-jouvea procera (Rottb.) H.Pfeiff., Mariscus thwaitesii Livera

griffithianus => in honor of either, William Griffiths (1810–45), English botanist, Superintendent of Calcutta Botanic Garden, or of J. E. Griffith (1843–1933) of Bangor, Wales

procera => tall

procerus => high, tall, slender, stretched out


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

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