Cyperus fuscus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeCyperusCyperus fuscus

Ecology

An annual of moist, open disturbed ground around the margins of ponds and by ditches, often on ground subject to winter-flooding. The substrate may be peaty, muddy or stony but humus-rich. Seed may not be set in cool summers. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Standing water and canals

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 758

Life form information

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 11

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.32

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002404

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (352b)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Rich et al (1999a)
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.