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Cyperus (Cyperus teneristolon)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Cyperus teneristolon Mattf. & Kuk.

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Native and naturalised populations of
C. teneristolon suggest it prefers highland areas with soils that are sandy and poor in nutrients. Weed of crops in semi-arid Kenyan and Tanzanian highlands. Shows a preference for damp open areas or rocky outcrops. In Australia, grows beneath an overstorey of eucalypt along a creek (CRC for Australian Weed Management 2003).
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