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Useful Temperate Plants

Cyperus aucheri

Jaub. & Spach

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyperus conglomeratus aucheri (Jaub. & Spach) C.B.Clarke

Common Name:

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General Information

Cyperus aucheri is a clump-forming, grass-like perennial plant with a short, rhizomatous rootstock; it grows around 15 - 35cm tall[
287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.

Range

Africa - Algeria, Niger, Sudan; Southwest Asia - Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Habitat

Growing on stabilized dunes along desert margins and in wadis, in silty and stony sand in deserts and semideserts[
287
Title
Flora of Pakistan
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.efloras.org
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
As of 2006, there is not much information on habitats available, but it is being developed and promises to be an excellent resource.
]

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The culms (probably referring to the base of young culms[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]) are edible with a sweet flavour[
991
Title
Cyperaceae of Economic, Ethnobotanical and Horticultural Importance: A Checklist
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 56 No. 2, pp 257 - 360
Author
Simpson D.A.; Inglis C.A.
Publisher
The Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew, London
Year
2001
ISBN
1-84246-038-2
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive checklist, giving the range, habitat and uses of over 500 species.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibrous culms are used for making ropes[
991
Title
Cyperaceae of Economic, Ethnobotanical and Horticultural Importance: A Checklist
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 56 No. 2, pp 257 - 360
Author
Simpson D.A.; Inglis C.A.
Publisher
The Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew, London
Year
2001
ISBN
1-84246-038-2
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive checklist, giving the range, habitat and uses of over 500 species.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2023-02-04. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Cyperus+aucheri>

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