Cyperus compactus Retz.

Etymology Genus After the Greek common name of the sedge, "kuperos"
Species Compact
Family Cyperaceae
Synonyms -
Common Names Compact Sedge
Status Native: Common
Form Herb
Native Distribution India to South China, Taiwan, and Malesia


Cyperus compactus can be found in scrublands here. The infloresences appear as clusters of spikes supported by long bracts of more than 30cm.

Interesting Facts:

The Compact Sedge can be found in wet soggy areas in swamps, grasslands, ditches, and rice fields.

Form of Cryperus compactus.

Clusters of young inflorescences.

Mature inflorescences.

Base of plant.


curved cross section of leaf.

Long bracts.



Author: Jake
Posted: 2015-02-07 / Modified: 2018-11-08