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Cyperus laevigatus
(Cyperaceae)

  
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Species description or overview

Cyperus laevigatus information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Cyperus laevigatus--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Cyperus laevigatus
Nomenclatural information about Cyperus laevigatus is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Cyperus laevigatus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus laevigatus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Cyperus laevigatus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Cyperus laevigatus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Cyperus laevigatus
Nomenclatural information about Cyperus laevigatus is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Cyperus laevigatus (Cyperaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Cyperus laevigatus as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Cultural uses

In the Garden: Coastal plant is valued for weaving
Makaloa (Cyperus laevigatus), a small indigenous sedge, is the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 2/2/2007).


Cultivation & propagation

Cyperus laevigatus information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Cyperus laevigatus--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.

In the Garden: Coastal plant is valued for weaving
Makaloa (Cyperus laevigatus), a small indigenous sedge, is the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 2/2/2007).


Images

Images of Cyperus laevigatus (Cyperaceae) (makaloa)
Links to high-resolution free images of Cyperus laevigatus (Cyperaceae) (makaloa) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Cyperus laevigatus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus laevigatus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Cyperus laevigatus images from Native Plants Hawaii
Images of Cyperus laevigatus are provided on the Native Plants Hawaii website.


Distribution

Cyperus laevigatus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus laevigatus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Cyperus laevigatus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus laevigatus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

A botanical survey of Pearl & Hermes Atoll, Lisianski, Laysan, Gardner Pinnacles, and French Frigate Shoals
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. A botanical survey of Pearl & Hermes Atoll, Lisianski, Laysan, Gardner Pinnacles, and French Frigate Shoals. S. S. Midway Expedition. Trip report prepared for U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Honolulu, Hawaii).


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