EPPO Global Database

Cyperus papyrus(CYPPA)

Code created in: 2002-04-11

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CYPPA
  • Preferred name: Cyperus papyrus
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mediterranean (southeast), Sénégal to Nigeria, Tchad to Ethiopia, central and southern Africa (throughout), Madagascar. Used in ancient times to make papyrus, and cultivated in the Mediterranean area generally for that purpose. Now persists there as an ornamental aquatic plant. Introduced in India, Indochina (Thailand), USA (southern), Caribbean, Central America, South America (Colombia)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cyperus antiquorum (Willdenow) Chiovenda
Papyrus antiquorum Willdenow

Common names
Name Language
bulrush English
Egyptian paper plant English
paper plant English
paper reed English
papyrus English
Papyrus German
Papyrusstaude German
Papyruszypergras German
jonc du Nil French
papier du Nil French
papyrus French
souchet à papier French
papiro Spanish
papiro Spanish
giunco del Nilo Italian
papiro Italian
papirus Dutch
papiro Portuguese
papiro-do-Egipto Portuguese
papyrussäv Swedish
kamigayatsuri Japanese
papirusu Japanese
カミガヤツリ Japanese
パピルス Japanese
папирус Russian
сыть папирусная Russian
cibora papirusowa Polish
papirusz Hungarian
papirus Croatian
šáchor papírodárný Czech
κύπειρος πάπυρος Greek