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Cyperus frondosus, Cyperus onustus, Eucyperus alternifolius
Umbrella papyrus, umbrella sedge
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.[+]
The plant is native to Madagascar, one of the eastern Indian Ocean islands.
The subspecies Cyperus alternifolius ssp. flabelliformis is also known as Cyperus flabelliformis = Cyperus involucratus Rottb..
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