Image by Chitra Shanker – Id by Tanveer Khan




Erect, tufted, non-rhizomatous annual herbs; roots reddish-purple; culms 12-32 cm tall, triquetrous. Leaves few, basal, 5-20 x 0.2-0.3 cm, linear, flat, gradually acuminate, scabrid on upper margins; sheaths upto 5 cm long, reddish-brown. Inflorescence compound to decompound 5-12 cm long and as wide; leafy bracts 1-3, the longest upto 12 cm long; primary rays 5-12. Spikelets digitate in clusters of 3-9, 3-7 x 1-1.5 mm, linear-oblong, flattened. Glumes 0.5-1 x 0.5 mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, mucronate, straw-coloured. Stamens 1 or 2. Stigmas 3. Nut upto 0.5 mm long, obovate, trigonous, white, minutely tuberculate.

Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year
Along streams, paddy fields and marshy areas
Tropical and Subtropical Africa and Asia

Flora from Cuttack 24072013 CS1 : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 3 authors.
Is this Cyperus sp family: Cyperaceae

Cyperus odoratus ?

I think It is Cyperus tenuispica



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