¿ Cyperaceae ?
¿ Cyperus ? sp.
Place, Altitude: Yeoor Hills … about 350 ft asl
Date, Time: 16 AUG 09 … 08:34am
Habitat: near to rocky banks of seasonal stream
Habit: rooted in water bed, erect herb; standing about 1 – 1.5 m high

nice pic, it looks like cyperus esculentus

I am very confused for this one. Because, the 2nd photo looks very similar to one that i have in my hand, in a field guide (rather a booklet without much detail) in Bengali, which is labelled as MADUR-KATHI = Cyperus malaccensis Lam.
But i may very well be wrong with what i see in my book and the most important is i do not know if it can be found in Maharashtra.

Many thanks … for resurfacing this ID query; and thanks …for your thoughts. Agreeing about the doubt of C. malaccensis being found distributed in Maharashtra (in this case – northern region of Konkan / Western Ghats). Perhaps … had passed this query for want of required aspects.

Most of the Cyperaceae members cannot be identified from the photographs. One need to study the specimens under microscope.  



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