Cyperus metzii (Cyperaceae)

Cyperus metzii

A very ignored naturalised plant of grassy waysides. This rather diminutive sedge (scarcely 10cm high) has very unique spikelets arranged in a neat head. Up close, the seed can be observed through the glumes (the bracts enclosing the seed), which are lined with teeth.

Cyperus metzii

Cyperus metzii

Cyperus metzii
Closeup of spikelet


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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