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Cyperaceae

Cyperaceae Juss. - Sedge Family

1. Bolboschoenus glaucus (Lam.) S.G.Sm.

(Bolboschoenus macrostachys, Bolboschoenus maritimus, Bolboschoenus tuberosus, Reigera maritimus, Scirpus glaucus, Scirpus macrostachys, Scirpus maritimus, Scirpus tuberosus)

Common names: tuberous bulrush, puruagrass

My notes: May be Bolboschoenus maritimus according to enature.qa.

LinkTuberous bulrush (Bolboschoenus glaucus or may be B. maritimus) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkSpikelet of tuberous bulrush (Bolboschoenus glaucus or may be B. maritimus) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkFlowers of tuberous bulrush (Bolboschoenus glaucus or may be B. maritimus) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkSpikelets of tuberous bulrush (Bolboschoenus glaucus or may be B. maritimus) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkPlant of tuberous bulrush (Bolboschoenus glaucus or may be B. maritimus) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016

2. Cyperus alternifolius L.

(Cyperus frondosus, Cyperus onustus, Eucyperus alternifolius)

Common names: umbrella papyrus, umbrella sedge

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cyperus alternifolius, with the common names of umbrella papyrus, umbrella sedge or umbrella palm, is a grass-like plant in the very large genus Cyperus of the sedge family, Cyperaceae.

LinkUmbrella papyrus (Cyperus alternifolius) on Sahat Al Luqta Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2015
LinkSeed head of umbrella papyrus (Cyperus alternifolius) taken from Sahat Al Luqta Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2015
LinkPlant of umbrella papyrus (Cyperus alternifolius) taken from Sahat Al Luqta Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2015
LinkClose up of umbrella papyrus (Cyperus alternifolius) taken from Sahat Al Luqta Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2015
LinkHead of umbrella papyrus (Cyperus alternifolius) taken from Sahat Al Luqta Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2015
LinkUmbrella papyrus (Cyperus alternifolius) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016

3. Cyperus conglomeratus curvulus

(Cyperus curvulus, Cyperus effusus)

Common names: Cyperus jeminicus, rasha, tunda, Sedge, Thanda

LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in sands of Jazirat Umm Tays, barrier island at northern tip of Qatar, east from Ruwais, March 24, 2012
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in sands south from Sealine Beach Resort. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
LinkSome grass, probably sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus)(?), growing on a crest of sand dune in Traina Sinkhole (karst depression) AOI 2 north-west of Khor Al Adaid. Southern Qatar, January 23, 2015
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus)(?) growind at the foot of a sand dune in Traina Sinkhole (karst depression) AOI 2 north-west of Khor Al Adaid. Southern Qatar, January 23, 2015
LinkFruits of sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkLarge species of sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkLarge sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkFruits of a large species of sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) taken from roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkClose up of fruits of a large species of sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) taken from roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on roadside of a road to Harrarah. Southern Qatar, March 27, 2015
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkBlooming sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkBlooming sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkSpikes of sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkBlooming sedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) on sand in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in sandy area in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkSedge (Cyperus conglomeratus) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, May 20, 2016

4. Cyperus laevigatus L.

(Acorellus laevigatus, Acorellus pallae, Chlorocyperus junciformis, Chlorocyperus laevigatus, Cyperus careyi, Cyperus cossyrensis, Cyperus incurvus, Cyperus juncellus, Cyperus junciformis, Cyperus lateralis, Cyperus leucostachys, Cyperus maritimus, Cyperus monostachyos, Cyperus mucronatus, Cyperus pleuranthus, Cyperus reptans, Cyperus rivularis, Cyperus roxburghianus, Cyperus roxburghii, Cyperus subaphyllus, Cyperus submonastichyus, Cyperus teretifolius, Cyperus uliginosus, Cyperus viridulus, Juncellus laevigatus, Juncellus lateralis, Pycreus laevigatus, Pycreus lateralis)

Common names: smooth flatsedge

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cyperus laevigatus is a species of sedge known by the common name smooth flatsedge.

LinkClump of smooth flatsedge (Cyperus laevigatus) taken from a spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, October 23, 2015
LinkCompact heads with spikelets growing sideways of smooth flatsedge (Cyperus laevigatus) taken from a spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, October 23, 2015
LinkSmooth flatsedge (Cyperus laevigatus) growing in a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, October 31, 2015
LinkSmooth flatsedge (Cyperus laevigatus) growing in a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, January 22, 2016
LinkSpikelet of smooth flatsedge (Cyperus laevigatus) growing in a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, January 22, 2016
LinkSpikelets of smooth flatsedge (Cyperus laevigatus) growing in a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, January 22, 2016
LinkMasses of smooth flatsedge (Cyperus laevigatus) growing in a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, January 22, 2016

5. Cyperus rotundus L.

(Chlorocyperus rotundus, Chlorocyperus salaamensis, Cyperus agrestis, Cyperus arabicus, Cyperus badius, Cyperus bicolor, Cyperus bifax, Cyperus bulbosostoloniferus, Cyperus comosus, Cyperus disruptus, Cyperus elongatus, Cyperus herbicavus, Cyperus hexastachyos, Cyperus hildra, Cyperus hydra, Cyperus inconspicuus, Cyperus laevissimus, Cyperus leptostachyus, Cyperus longus, Cyperus merkeri, Cyperus micreilema, Cyperus nubicus, Cyperus ochreoides, Cyperus officinalis, Cyperus oliganthus, Cyperus olivaris, Cyperus pallescens, Cyperus patulus, Cyperus platystachys, Cyperus procerulus, Cyperus proteinolepis, Cyperus pseudovariegatus, Cyperus purpureovariegatus, Cyperus radicosus, Cyperus retzii, Cyperus rubicundus, Cyperus rudioi, Cyperus stoloniferus, Cyperus taylorii, Cyperus tenuifolius, Cyperus tetrastachyos, Cyperus tuberosus, Cyperus viridis, Cyperus weinlandii, Cyperus yoshinagae, Pycreus rotundus, Schoenus tuberosus)

Common names: coco-grass, Java grass, nut grass, purple nut sedge, red nut sedge, Khmer kravanh chruk, Saed

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cyperus rotundus (coco-grass, Java grass, nut grass, purple nut sedge, red nut sedge, Khmer kravanh chruk) is a species of sedge (Cyperaceae) native to Africa, southern and central Europe (north to France and Austria), and southern Asia. The word cyperus derives from the Greek κύπερος, kyperos, and rotundus is from Latin, meaning "round". The earliest attested form of the word cyperus is the Mycenaean Greek , ku-pa-ro, written in Linear B syllabic script.

LinkPurple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus)(?) near Ezdan Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 29, 2014
LinkPurple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) at entrance of Film City in Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkPurple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) taken from Onanza area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 5, 2015
LinkPurple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) grown on a lawn in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, November 20, 2015
LinkPurple nut sedge (Cyperus rotundus) from Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, May 30, 2016

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