EPPO Global Database

Cyperus distans(CYPDT)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CYPDT
  • Preferred name: Cyperus distans
  • Authority: C. Linnaeus


Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Africa (except Sahel and South Africa), Madagascar, USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean (Dominican Republic), South America (north, to Argentina and southern Brazil), New Guinea, Australia (Western, Queensland)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cyperus longibracteatus (Chermezon) Kükenthal
Cyperus squamulatus Steudel
Mariscus longibracteatus Chermezon

Common names
Name Language
Piedmont flatsedge English
remote sedge English
slender cyperus English
souchet distant French
junquinho Portuguese (BR)
três-quinas Portuguese (BR)