Cyperus polystachyos Rottb., Descr. pl. rar. 21. 1772 (Descr. icon. rar. pl. 39, t. 11, fig. 1. 1773) (syn: (≡) Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv.);
Images by Surajit Koley, (For
more photos & complete details, click on the link), 
(inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



Pycreus polystachyos is a cosmopolitan species, found throughout the temperate and tropical world. In India it is distributed in Assam, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. 

It is an annual or sometimes a perennial. It is found growing commonly in seasonally flooded places, damp places, in marshes, swamps, in rice fields, river banks and at the margins of pools.  
(from  IUCN Red List (LC)  )





This Cyperus species was shot from Panipat area…wanted to know the id..

It looks like Cyperus polystachyos



Hooghly yesterday : Cyperus sp. 02-Aug-13 : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.

It is another 1 ft cyperus.

Don’t know the ID.

Cyperus sp. so far in efi. 

This is Pycreus polystachyus Beauv.; F. B. I. vi. 592; Cyperus polystachyos F. I. i. 193.; i think.




Wetland :: Sedge for identification :: 11032014MK :: March001 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
Please help me in identifying the Cyperaceae sedge. Is a species of Cyperus?
Height: about one feet
Date: 07 March 2014
Place: Ariyalur dist., TN
Altitude: c. 50 m asl
Habitat: wetland, marsh

I think it is Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) Beauv.

This is Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv.



Cypreaceae ID from Bangladesh SM 181 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

It looks like Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv. with congested inflorescence. 




ID KANNUR 13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this Cyperaceae member from Kannur District of Kerala.

Looks like Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb) P. Beauv.



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