Taxon  Report   2588 
Cyperus niger  Ruiz Lopez & Pavon
Black cyperus,  Black flatsedge, Brown cyperus
Cyperus niger
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Cyperus niger
© 2011 Aaron Arthur
Cyperus niger, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Cyperus niger
© 2009 Doreen L. Smith
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Cyperus
Communities:
Foothill Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cyperus diandrus var. capitatus
PLANTS: Cyperus melanostachyus
PLANTS: Cyperus niger var. capitatus
PLANTS: Cyperus niger var. castaneus
PLANTS: Pycreus niger
More information about  Cyperus niger
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYNI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 30, 2016).

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