Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cyperus laxus Lam.
Lamarck, J.B.A.P. de Monnet de in Lamarck, J.B.A.P. de Monnet de & Poiret, J.L.M. (1791) Tableau Encyclopedique et Methodique 1(1): 146.
Usually flowers and fruits when 1-2 m tall, sometimes when smaller.
Inflorescence terminal on a peduncle 25-100 cm long ending in a rosette of bract-like leaves. Flowers borne in spikes arranged in a panicle. Lower flowers in each spike are female while the upper flowers are hermaphrodite.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 150 m. Grows in rain forest and gallery forest. Also occurs in New Guinea.
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