Economic Botany

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 27–37 | Cite as

Chufa (cyperus esculentus, cyperaceae): A weedy cultivar or a cultivated weed?

  • Femke T. de Vries
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Abstract

Cyperus esculentus(Cyperaceae) is a very variable species. From a large group of wild, mainly weedy plants, a cultivated group often named chufa, can be segregated by tuber color, reluctance to flower, and short rhizomes. Cultivar status within Cyperus esculentus is proposed for this useful plant.

Chufa (Cyperus esculentus, Cyperaceae):

Résumé

Cultivar a mauvaise herbe ou mauvaise herbe cultive? Cyperus esculentus ou amande de terre est une espece assez variable. Un groupe cultive, souvent nomme chufa, differe d’un groupe large non-cultive a cause de la couleur des tubercules, floraison tardive ou absente, et rhizomes tres courts. II est propose a donner cette plante utile la position de cultivar.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Femke T. de Vries
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant TaxonomyAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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