Cyperus compressus

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Cyperus compressus L.
  • Synonyms : Cyperus brachiatus Poir.
  • Common Name : Poor Land Flat Sedge
  • Plant Family : Cyperaceae
  • Plant Form : Sedges
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 10, 16, 22, 27
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan

About Cyperus compressus Plant :

  • Habit : 4-40 cm tall, erect or diffuse, glabrous herbs.
  • Leaves : 8-20 cm long, linear, glabrous with parallel venation.
  • Inflorescence : A compound umbel.
  • Flowers : Spikelets compressed, linear to ovate-lanceolate.
  • Fruits : Nuts, obovoid-ellipsoid, triquetrous, microscopically punctuate, shortly beaked.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : July-October