genus Cyperus


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Related to genus Cyperus: Cyperus esculentus
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Noun1.genus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceaegenus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Cyperaceae, family Cyperaceae, sedge family - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
Cyperus alternifolius, umbrella sedge, umbrella plant - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
chufa, Cyperus esculentus, earth almond, ground almond, rush nut, yellow nutgrass - European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
Cyperus longus, galingale, galangal - European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots
Cyperus papyrus, Egyptian paper reed, Egyptian paper rush, paper plant, paper rush, papyrus - tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
Cyperus rotundus, nut grass, nut sedge, nutgrass, nutsedge - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
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Towards a new classification of the giant paraphyletic genus Cyperus (Cyperaceae): phylogenetic relationships and generic delimitation in [C.sub.4] Cyperus.
Six taxa of the genus Cyperus have already been documented from the UAE, C.
The presence of plants of the genus Cyperus increases the activity of denitrifying bacteria in the root region, reducing the availability of nitrogen in the soil.