Cyperus digitatus ?;
 
 
 
 

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Grass for ID : Attachments (3). 8 posts by 6 authors.

Date/Time- 01st Sept 2010

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Bandhavgarh Ntl Park

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Grass

Height/Length- three foot 

Apart from ID if can someone on the group tell us about the palatability of this grass??
It has grown so tall and seeding shows that animals don’t like to feed on this??
I am sure that the same Grass must be growing in Satpura, so how is the situation there?


This is a sedge, not a grass.
Cyperus sp. may be (Cyperaceae)


Cyperus indeed not sure of the species


your plant looks like Cyperus esculentus
locally called Nagar Motha
It generally grows in riparian areas especially in river beds,


Bulls eye target …


Feedback from another thread:
I may be very wrong. but this one looks similar to the ones labelled as C. digitatus Roxb. at – http://89sky.net/vbb/showthread.php?p=37010.


I am attaching two photos, recorded on 15/8/13 in a low land, a tall cyperus what i think as C. digitatus R. There is a special note in Flora Indica, about “6 ft.” tall and a variety in Flora of British India.


I would like to add that the culm of cyperus very obtusely three sided, almost rounded.


 

 
 
 
 

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