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Cyperus longus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryvegetables, materials, ornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributes

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthshallow (20-50 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.14321045Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light, wide, organic
Rainfall (annual)3009001001000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude20-4055Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH5.57.558Soil drainagepoorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-15Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle00
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beverageroots
food additivecondiment/seasoningroots
materialfibresleaves
materialcosmetics & perfumeryroots
materialcosmetics & perfumerybark
medicinaldigestive system applicationsroots
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant