|Scientific Name:||Cyperus diffusus Vahl|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Rao, M.L.V., Gunaga, S., Narasimhan, D. & Juffe Bignoli, D.|
Cyperus diffusus is widespread, has no major threats and is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Cyperus diffusus is native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia. In India it is found in Madhya Pradesh, Andra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.|
Native:Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam
Introduced:India (Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu); Indonesia; Malaysia
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|Population:||Population data is not known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Cyperus diffusus grows by by pools and ponds with roots submerged in water. It grows in moist to boggy soil. Its growth is better in full sun, but can tolerate some shade. It is also grown as a houseplant.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||The leaves are antiseptic. It is grown as an ornamental grass in gardens. It is propagated by seeds and stem cuttings.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||Conservation measures are not known for this plant, but it is easily propagated.|
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|Citation:||Rehel, S. 2011. Cyperus diffusus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T176911A7329697.Downloaded on 21 January 2018.|