Papyrus

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    Papyrus @ Sakuyakonohanakan
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    Papyrus @ Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

Basic information

Flower Name
Papyrus
Formal Name
Cyperus papyrus
Alias
Papyrus sedge, Nile grass, papyrus
Habitat
Egypt
Morph
large, evergreen, perennial water plant

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What is Papyrus

Papyrus (scientific name: Cyperus papyrus) is a large, evergreen, perennial water plant in the family Cyperaceae, native to Egypt. The leaves are degenerate and scale-like. It is considered an ornamental plant. It was used as a calligraphic material in ancient Egypt. The stem has a triangular cross-section with white pith (fibers) inside. Cross-sections are cut into thin strips and pieced together, or the pith is peeled off and the pith is torn into small pieces, which are then dried to make calligraphy.

Common name:Papyrus, scientific name: Cyperus papyrus, also known as Cyperus, Papyrus sedge, Nile grass, origin: Nile River basin in Egypt, environment. Riparian, lakeside, living type: perennial, grass height: 1.5 to 2.5 m, stem color: green, stem cross-section: triangular, leaves: degenerate and scale-like, inflorescence form: small ears, flower ear length: 40 cm, flower color: brown, flowering season: July-August, fruit type: small hard fruits, fruit color: brown, use: ornamental plants.

Detailed information

Order
Poales
Family
Cyperaceae
Genus
Cyperus
Species
C. papyrus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
spikelet
Leaf type
Other
Leaf edge
Other
Flowering place
MarshGreenhouse
Color
Brown
Season
JulAug
Height
150 ~ 250 [cm]
Diameter
0.6 ~ 0.8

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