Cyperus flavidus Retz., Observ. bot. 5:13. 1788 (“1789”) (Syn: (=) Cyperus globosus All.; (≡) Pycreus flavidus (Retz.) T. Koyama);
Culms 30-45 cm tall. Leaves 10-20 x 0.1 cm, glabrous, mouth of sheath with two truncate flaps. Umbel 8 x 8 cm; bracts 2-3, to 18 cm long; rays spreading. Spikelets 12-16 x 2 mm oblong, obtuse, 12-15 in a spike; glumes 2 x 1.2 mm, 30-40 in a spikelets, 3-5-nerved; keel curved, green. Nut 0.8-0.5 mm, biconvex, distinctly cuspidate, minutely muriculate, dark brown.
Flowering and fruiting: April-May
Marshy areas in grasslands
South Europe, Africa and Central and South Asia
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Cyperaceae-05042013GS2 Cyperus for ID from Kashmir-GS42 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Cyperus flavidus submission : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)- around 500 kb each.
Synonyms – Pycreus flavidus
Family – Cyperaceae
Habitat – Found growing along brooklets and on edges of Paddy fields
Photographed at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
Dated – 8October 2018
GRIN (Cyperus flavidus Retz. as accepted name)
Flora of Pakistan, Annonated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal, Flora of China, India Biodiversity Portal & Biodiversity In India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (Description) (Pycreus flavidus (Retz.) T. Koyama as accepted name)