Cyperus tetraphyllus

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Cyperus tetraphyllus
Cyperus tetraphyllus Eastwood.jpg
Cyperus tetraphyllus at Eastwood, Australia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
Species: C. tetraphyllus
Binomial name
Cyperus tetraphyllus

Cyperus tetraphyllus is a sedge endemic to Australia. This grass like plant is closely related to the papyrus. It grows to 50 cm high. The habitat is eastern Australia in high rainfall areas. Found in and near rainforest from Kiama north to Queensland.[1][2]

Flowering occurs in spring and summer. The species name tetraphyllus literally means "four leaves", however, this plant is not clearly four leaved, and the meaning is obscure.


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

External links[edit]

  • Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants, factsheet
  • "Cyperus tetraphyllus". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 2010-02-15.