family Cyperaceae

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Related to family Cyperaceae: sedge, sedge family
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Cyperaceae - bulrushfamily Cyperaceae - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Graminales, order Graminales - grasses; sedges; rushes
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
Cyperus, genus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
Carex, genus Carex - large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges
genus Scirpus, Scirpus - rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs
Eleocharis, genus Eleocharis - sedges having dense spikes of flowers and leaves reduced to basal sheaths
References in periodicals archive ?
2005), for Cyperus papyrus, and by Rodrigues and Estelita (2004), for Cyperus giganteus, who consider this characteristic aerenchyma from the family Cyperaceae.
Golden Sedge (Carex lutea) On January 23, we listed the golden sedge, a perennial in the family Cyperaceae, as an endangered species.
The capacity for non-mycorrhizal amino acid uptake was studied in 13 species of the family Cyperaceae to discern whether this trait is widespread within a group of plants previously shown to exhibit the trait.