Cyperus clarkei T.Cooke, Fl. Bombay 2: 873 1908. (Syn: Cyperus clarkei T. Cook; Mariscus bulbosus C.B.Clarke [Illegitimate]; Mariscus clarkei (T.Cooke) T.Koyama [Illegitimate]);
Cyperus clarkei is endemic to India, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam and Myanmar. In India it is found in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
Cyperus clarkei is a perennial plant growing in seasonally flooded places and on wet sand in river beds. It is seen in the plains up to an altitude of 1,500 m.
Rhizome stoloniferous, 5-10 cm long, clothed with brown scales; culms solitary, to 25 cm tall. Leaves to 20 cm long, acuminate. Umbel 5 x 3 cm; bracts larger than umbel; spikes 15 x 7 mm, cylindrical, sessile. Spikelets 3 x 8 mm. Glumes 2; one sterile and one fertile.
Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Marshy areas in grasslands
South India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
ANAUG16 Herb for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
Bangalore August 2014
it may be cyperus cyproides
Looks like Cyperus clarkei T. Cooke often found in Southern India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.