Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius

  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • Flower name
    Cyperus alternifolius
  • Scientific name
    Cyperus alternifolius
  • Aliasカラカサカヤツリ, 唐笠蚊帳吊, Cyperus, シペラス, umbrella plant, 棕櫚蚊帳吊, Cyperus alternifolius
  • Place of originMadagascar
  • Place of floweringRiver, pond
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October

What is Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius, cyperus, umbrella plant, or schurogayatsuri (scientific name: Cyperus alternifolius) is a medium-sized, cold-resistant evergreen perennial plant native to Madagascar. Anniversary leaves are appreciated as a foliage plant. It is a naturalized plant that grows naturally on the waterside of western Japan. The leaves are not degenerate, and there are long and narrow sword-shaped cocoons that look like leaves. Spread the buds radially at the tip of the long flower stalk. From summer to autumn, the inflorescence is extended and spikelets are added. The spikelet is yellowish green at first, but gradually turns pale brown. In the same genus, there are large-sized papyrus (C.papyrus), which was used as a raw material for paper in ancient Egypt, and small-sized Albostriatus (C.albostriatus).

Common name: Cyperus alternifolius,, Scientific name: Cyperus alternifolius, Alias: cyperus, umbrella plant, or schurogayatsuri, Eaves height: 70-100 cm, leaves: degenerated, cocoon shape (like leaves): long sword-like, cocoon length: 10-20 cm, how to attach cocoons: radial, inflorescence form: double-spread inflorescence consisting of spikelets , Spikelet shape: flat oval shape, spikelet (flower) color: yellowish green → light brown, spikelet length: 0.5-1 cm, flowering period: June-October, scarlet: green, stigma: 3 , Fruit type: fruit, fruit shape: fallen egg shape, remarks: naturalized plants, foliage plants that appreciate leaves.


  • Eye
    Poales
  • Family
    Cyperaceae
  • Genus
    Cyperus
  • Species
    C. alternifolius
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typemedium-sized, cold-resistant evergreen perennial plant
  • Flower colorsGreen Brown Purple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height70.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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