Cyperus alternifolius


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Noun1.Cyperus alternifolius - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leavesCyperus alternifolius - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
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
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Barlam introduced 'bioremediation,' which utilizes natural methods to decontaminate the water by planting about 6,000 'umbrella' plants (Cyperus alternifolius) on the riverbanks.
Constructed wetlands for advanced treatment of wastewater with a complex matrix from a metal-processing plant: Bioconcentration and translocation factors of various metals in Acorus gramineus and Cyperus alternifolius. Ecological Engineering 39, 63-70.
[32] conducted a study in China, for treatment of municipal secondary wastewater, with Cyperus alternifolius; they reported 83.6% COD reduction.
Umbrella sedge or umbrella palm whose scientific name is Cyperus alternifolius is a multi-year-old plant that can be grown in humid soil or in marshy areas.
These plants include Dracaena fragrans, Swintonia floribunda, Richardia scabra, Syngonium podophyllum, Caryota mitis, Livistona chinensis, Centratherum punctatum, Emilia sonchifolia, Quisqualis indica, Cycas revoluta, Cyperus alternifolius, Heliconia rostrata, Malphigia coccigera, Cecropia peltata, Thyrsostachys siamensis, and Cissus hastata.
Another sedge is Cyperus alternifolius, the Umbrella Plant.
Sm., Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg., Bauhinia monandra Kurz, Ditremexa occidentalis (L.) Britton & Rose, Hymenaea courbaril L., Isotoma longiflora (L.) Presl., Sambucus simpsonii Rehder, Carica papaya L., Chenopodium ambrosioides L, Commelina elegans HBK, Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn, Ambrosia peruviana Willd., Cuscuta americana L., Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., Ipomoea carnea Jacq., Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.), Bryophylium pinnatum (Lam.) Oken, Kalanchoe daigremontiana Ha-met & Perrier, Momordica charantia L., Pepo moschata (Duch.) Britton, Cyperus alternifolius L., Cyperus rotundus L., Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Miller) I.
They are also great for overwintering tender aquatic plants like tropical umbrella palm (Cyperus alternifolius) and dwarf papyrus (Cyperus haspan) that would not survive if left in the pond till spring.