Synonyms: Undefined subg. Chlorocyperus (Vahl) C. B. Clarke Cyperus subg. Mariscus Willdenow Undefined subg. Papyrus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 164. Mentioned on page 141.
Culms and leaves with Kranz (chlorocyperoid) anatomy. Inflorescences: spikes loose to dense, ovoid to cylindric; rachilla falling early or persistent, wingless or winged. Spikelets: if rachilla articulate at base, spikelets borne in spikes on conspicuous rachis, falling as achenes mature, if rachilla continuous at base, persistent after achenes mature; floral scales persistent or deciduous; stamens 3 (1, less frequently 2 in C. squarrosus and C. granitophilus). Flowers: stigmas 3. Achenes trigonous, sometimes dorsiventrally flattened.


Temperate and tropical regions.


Species ca. 350–400 (59 in the flora).

Facts about "Cyperus subg. Cyperus"
AuthorGordon C. Tucker* +, Brian G. Marcks* + and J. Richard Carter * +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
DistributionTemperate and tropical regions. +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Publication titleSp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. ed. +
Publication year1753 + and 1754 +
Referencecarter1997a +
Source xml grained fna xml/V23/V23 264.xml +
SynonymsUndefined subg. Chlorocyperus +, Cyperus subg. Mariscus + and Undefined subg. Papyrus +
Taxon familyCyperaceae +
Taxon nameCyperus subg. Cyperus +
Taxon parentCyperus +
Taxon ranksubgenus +
VolumeVolume 23 +