EPPO Global Database

Cyperus alternifolius(CYPAL)

Code created in: 2002-03-14

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CYPAL
  • Preferred name: Cyperus alternifolius
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia, most of Africa, Madagascar. An aquatic plant widely cultivated throughout the tropics. Introduced in Mediterranean, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), USA (western), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest, Chile), New Zealand

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cyperus alternifolius subsp. alternifolius Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
umbrella flatsedge English (US)
umbrella palm English
umbrella papyrus English
umbrella sedge English
wechselblättriges Zypergras German
cypérus à feuilles alternes French
papyrus commun French
plante ombrelle French
souchet à feuilles alternées French
cipero Spanish
farolito chino Spanish (CU)
juncia de estanque Spanish
paragüitas Spanish
planta paraguas Spanish
planta sombrilla Spanish
quitasol Spanish
quitasol chino Spanish
циперус очереднолистный Russian
cibora zmienna Polish
teruntum merah Malay
yě shēng fēng chē cǎo Chinese
野生风车草 Chinese