EPPO Global Database

Cyperus alopecuroides(CYPAO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CYPAO
  • Preferred name: Cyperus alopecuroides
  • Authority: Rottbøll


Southeast Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Western Asia (Yemen, Arabia, Pakistan), India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (Vietnam), Malesia (Java), West Africa to Somalia, Kenya to Angola and Mozambique, Madagascar, Australia (Western, Northern, Queensland). Introduced in USA (Florida)

WSSA list of weeds in North America 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Juncellus alopecuroides (Rottbøll) Clarke

Common names
Name Language
chufa sedge English
foxtail sedge English
mat sedge English
nut grass English
yellow nut sedge English
gomei tzafuf Hebrew
גֹּמֶא צָפוּף Hebrew