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Useful Temperate Plants

Erioscirpus comosus

(Wall.) Palla

Cyperaceae


Often treated as Eriophorum comosum (Wall.) Nees in floras, this species was moved to the genus Erioscirpus in 2012[
1961
Title
Phylogenetic position of the Himalayan genus Erioscirpus (Cyperaceae) inferred from DNA sequence data
Publication
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2012, 170, 1-11
Author
Yano O. et al
Website
http://10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01255.x
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

+ Synonyms

Eriophorum arundinaceum Nees

Eriophorum cannabina Royle

Eriophorum comosum (Wall.) Nees

Scirpus comosus Wall.

Scirpus elongatus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

Trichophorum comosum (Wall.) A.Dietr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Erioscirpus comosus is a densely clump-forming, grass-like plant with a creeping, rhizomatous rootstock; it can grow around 14 - 78cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

Asia - southern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southern and eastern China, Vietnam

Habitat

Dry rocky slopes in valleys[
1961
Title
Phylogenetic position of the Himalayan genus Erioscirpus (Cyperaceae) inferred from DNA sequence data
Publication
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2012, 170, 1-11
Author
Yano O. et al
Website
http://10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01255.x
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Crevices on rock or cliffs, grassland slopes; at elevations from 500 - 2,800 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Erioscirpus comosus grows in subtropical regions and warm temperate regions from southwest Asia to the Himalayas and China[
1961
Title
Phylogenetic position of the Himalayan genus Erioscirpus (Cyperaceae) inferred from DNA sequence data
Publication
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2012, 170, 1-11
Author
Yano O. et al
Website
http://10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01255.x
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibrous leaves are employed locally in India for making twine and cordage[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
]
The leaves are used in the manufacture of ropes for making rope bridges[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. They are strong, but not durable, and need to be renewed every 12 months or so[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The leaves of this species form only a small proportion of the leaves used in making the rope, the grass Eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) C.E.Hubb., is the main species used[
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Division
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