Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cyperus pilosus Vahl
Vahl, M.H. (1805) Enumeratio Plantarum 2: 354. Type: Habitat in India orientali.
Rhizomatous annual or short-lived perennial; culms solitary, triquetrous and winged in the upper part, 7-120 cm tall
Inflorescence with 3-10 primary branches which are up to 15 cm long; involucral bracts leaf-like, 3-5, much longer than the inflorescence; spikes ovoid to cylindrical, 2-3 cm long; rachis densely pilose. Spikelets flattened, 6-25 per spike, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, 7-40 -flowered. Glume with 2 prominent veins on either side of the slightly thickened keel, 2-2.5 mm long, with broad whitish margins in upper part.
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Distribution and Ecology
Natural History & Notes
Becomes a weed iof cultivation (Koyama 1979).
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