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Cyperus ustulatus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Cyperus
Cyperus ustulatus Giant Umbrella Sedge observed by melissahutchison on January 4
Similar  Austroderia, Apodasmia similis, Carex secta, Apodasmia, Uncinia uncinata

Cyperus ustulatus, also known as giant umbrella-sedge or coastal cutty grass is a species of sedge native to New Zealand. C. ustulatus generally grows in coastal or lowland areas near water on North Island and the Kermadec Islands.

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The leaves are wide, shiny and folded. It produces long, dark brown seed heads after flowering in summer. The seed heads are held by a cluster of leaves at the top of the plant.

Cyperus ustulatus Cyperus ustulatus New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

The Māori name for the plant is toetoe upoko-tangata. The name toetoe by itself generally refers to Austroderia which are in Poaceae, a different family.

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References

Cyperus ustulatus Wikipedia


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