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Cyperus esculentus L.,  it is a tuberous geophyte perennial  50-100 cm tall. stolons to 15 cm long, 5-15 mm, covered with brown scales and ending in a blackish tuber 3-8 mm, culms 10-74 cm long, 1,5-4,5 mm , trigonous or triquetrous. leaf sheaths pale brownish-green to green, 2-9 cm long. blades linear, flat, 11-29 cm long, 2-8 mm wide, apex acuminate. Inflorescence simple or compound, primary branches 5-10, 1-18 cm long; spikelets golden or rust in loose clusters, sessile, 9-20 per cluster, linear, 5-16 mm long.  Life Form: G,   Flowering in: Apr-Dec,   Vern: Hab Azeez,   Phytochoria: Cosm, The native range of this species is Tropics & Subtropics to N. America.   Notes: Wild in Libya, medicinal plant.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Ghat area
Reported from Tajura, Tripoli by Durand & Barratte and Keith Reported from Ghat by Durand & Barratte, Corti and Keith


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1985) Flora of Libya, Cyperaceae  Vol.  (120) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files