Kyllinga brevifolia

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Kyllinga brevifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Kyllinga
Species: K. brevifolia
Binomial name
Kyllinga brevifolia
Rottb.
Synonyms[1]
  • Cyperus brevifolius (Rottb.) Hassk.
  • Cyperus cruciformis (Schrad. ex Schult.) Endl.
  • Kyllinga aurata Nees
  • Kyllinga cruciata Nees nom. inval.
  • Kyllinga cruciformis Schrad. ex Schult.
  • Kyllinga elongata Kunth
  • Kyllinga fuscata Miq.
  • Kyllinga gracilis Kunth
  • Kyllinga hohenackeri Hochst. ex Steud.
  • Kyllinga honolulu Steud. ex Jard.
  • Kyllinga intermedia R.Br.
  • Kyllinga intricata Cherm.
  • Kyllinga laxa Schrad. ex Nees
  • Kyllinga longiculmis Miq.
  • Kyllinga monocephala L.f. nom. illeg.
  • Kyllinga monocephala Thunb. nom. illeg.
  • Kyllinga nivea Pers.
  • Kyllinga odorata Liebm. nom. illeg.
  • Kyllinga oligostachya Boeckeler
  • Kyllinga pumilio Steud.
  • Kyllinga sojauxii Boeckeler
  • Kyllinga sororia Kunth
  • Kyllinga tenuis Baldwin
  • Kyllinga tenuissima Steud.
  • Kyllinga tricephala Salisb.
  • Mariscus kyllingioides Steud.
  • Schoenus capitatus Crantz

Kyllinga brevifolia is a species of sedge known by several common names, including shortleaf spikesedge, green kyllinga, perennial greenhead sedge, and kyllinga weed.[2] It is native to tropical areas in the Americas but it can be found in warm regions around the world where it is an introduced species. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb growing one to several erect stems to heights up to about half a meter, often much shorter. It produces tiny inflorescences of a few spikelets each which in total are less than a centimeter long. It is sometimes a weed in wet areas such as cultivated land and irrigation ditches.

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