Cyperus rubicundus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Cyperales Cyperaceae

Scientific Name: Cyperus rubicundus
Species Authority: Vahl
Regional Assessments:
Cyperus rubicundus Vahl subspecies longimucronatus (Kük.) Cufod.
Cyperus teneriffae Poir.
Cyperus teneriffae Poir. subspecies longimucronatus Kük.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-11-13
Assessor(s): Kumar, B.
Reviewer(s): Sadasivaiah, B., Bhat, G.K., Rao, M.L.V., Dahanukar, N. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Cyperus rubicundus is widely distributed with no threats, hence assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cyperus rubicundus is distributed in Australia, Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Malaysia, Somalia, Nambia, Madagascar, Tanzania and South East Asia. In India it occurs in Maharasthra (Ahmednagar, Nasik, Osmangabad, Pune) (Sharma et al. 1996), Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (Chengalpattu, Coimbatore, Nilgiri) (Henry et al. 1987, Nayar et al. 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Eritrea; Ethiopia; India (Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu); Kenya; Madagascar; Malaysia; Mauritius; Namibia; Somalia; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No population information for the species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It grows in damp or moist places (Cook 1996).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

No use has been reported for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No threats have been reported for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation actions are known or needed for this species.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Marginal  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.2. Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks
suitability: Marginal  
15. Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -> 15.1. Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha)
suitability: Marginal  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
  Action Recovery plan:No
  Systematic monitoring scheme:No
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over part of range
  Occur in at least one PA:Unknown
  Area based regional management plan:No
  Invasive species control or prevention:No
In-Place Species Management
  Harvest management plan:No
  Successfully reintroduced or introduced beningly:No
  Subject to ex-situ conservation:No
In-Place Education
  Subject to recent education and awareness programmes:No
  Included in international legislation:No
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:No

Bibliography [top]

Cook, C.D.K. 1996. Aquatic and Wetland Plants of India. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Henry, A.N., Chitra, V. and Balakrishnan, N.P. 1987. Flora of Tamil Nadu, India. Botanical Survey of India, Coimbatore.

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: (Accessed: 16 June 2011).

Nayar, T.S., Rasiya Beegam, A., Mohanan, N. and Rajkumar, G. 2006. Flowering Plants of Kerala: A Handbook. Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram.

Sharma, B.D., Karthikeyan, S. and Singh, N.P. (eds). 1996. Flora of Maharashtra state, Monocotyledones. pp. 794. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

Citation: Kumar, B. 2013. Cyperus rubicundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T177157A7379774. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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