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Navua sedge (449) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Weeds


Common Name

Navua sedge

Scientific Name

Kyllinga polyphylla. It was known previously as Cyperus aromaticus. It is a member of the Cyperaceae.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson, Aradhana Deesh & Mani Mua
Information from 1Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1987) Biological Control Pacific Prospects. Inkata Press, Melbourne; and CABI (2019) Kyllinga polyphylla (Navua sedge). Invasive Species Compendium. (; Navua sedge, Cyperus aromaticus (2016)  Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Biosecurity Queensland. (; Navua sedge (Cyper aromaticus). Photo 2 Jim Space, Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), Photo 3 James Cook University, Australia. Diagram Enler A (1910) Die Pflanzenwelt Afrikas, insbesondere seiner tropischen Gebiete: Grundzge der Pflanzenverbreitung im Afrika und die Charakterpflanzen Afrikas. Leipzig: W. Engelman.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland, in association with the Pacific Community and Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.

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