ID Kannur 39 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 3 MB or more.
Please identify this Cyperaceae from Kannur District of Kerala

It seems to be Cyperus surinamensis Rottb., a recently introduced species, reported from Karnataka and Kerala. Check whether the culms (stems) are retrorsely scabrous.


References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  wildflower  southeasternflora
Cyperus surinamensis Rottbøll, 1772 (Cyperaceae): a new record for India– A. R. Viji, D. Tandyekkal & A. G. Pandurangan,-
June 2013 TAPROBANICA The Journal of Asian Biodiversity 5(1) (Abstract: Cyperus surinamensis Rottb. (Cyperaceae), an adventive species, is reported here as a new record to the flora of India from Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka. A detailed description, illustration and distribution of the species is provided.)