Cyperus gracilis

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Cyperus gracilis
Cyperus gracilis Eastwood.jpg
Cyperus gracilis at Eastwood, Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Cyperus
Species: C. gracilis
Binomial name
Cyperus gracilis
  • Eucyperus gracilis (R.Br.) Rikli
  • Cyperus gracilis f. viviparus Domin

Cyperus gracilis, with the common name is slender flat sedge and slimjim flatsedge, is a sedge native to Australia. The species epithet gracilus refers to the graceful form of the leaves.

The plant grows 10–30 centimetres (3.9–11.8 in) in height, with a delicate arching form. [2] Flowering occurs in spring and summer.


Cyperus gracilis is found from the state of Victoria, north to New South Wales and Queensland, in eastern Australia. Its habitat can range from high rainfall areas near the coast to drier areas in woodlands, such as Lightning Ridge. [3] It is also naturalized in Norfolk Island, the Canary Islands, Hawaii, and California.[1][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Cyperus gracilis in Flora of North America @ . accessed 1.23.2013
  3. ^ "Cyperus gracilis". PlantNET - NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
  4. ^ USDA Plants Profile for Cyperus gracilis (slimjim flatsedge)
  5. ^ Starr, F. & Starr, K. (2011). New plant records for Midway atoll, Maui and Kaho'olawe. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 110: 23-35.

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