Cyperus giganteus

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Cyperus giganteus
Cyperus giganteus - Jardim Botânico de São Paulo - IMG 0251.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
Species: C. giganteus
Binomial name
Cyperus giganteus
  • Papyrus giganteus (Vahl) Schrad. ex Nees
  • Chlorocyperus giganteus (Vahl) Palla
  • Cyperus berteroi Kunth
  • Cyperus densiflorus Rchb. ex Kunth
  • Cyperus princeps Kunth
  • Papyrus elegans Schrad. ex Nees
  • Papyrus odoratus Willd. ex Nees
  • Papyrus spectabilis Schrad. ex Nees
  • Cyperus conspicuus Steud.
  • Cyperus elatus Griseb.

Cyperus giganteus (also known as piripiri) is a plant in the genus Cyperus. Its native range extends from Jalisco in west-central Mexico as far south as Uruguay, and also grows on some islands in the Caribbean (Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Trinidad). The species is sparingly naturalized in eastern Texas and southern Louisiana.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Tucker, G. C. 1994. Revision of the Mexican species of Cyperus (Cyperaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 43: 1–213.
  3. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-20. . Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  4. ^ Funk, V. A., P. E. Berry, S. Alexander, T. H. Hollowell & C. L. Kelloff. 2007. Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 1–584
  5. ^ Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  6. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map