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Taxon: Kyllinga gracillima Miq.

Genus: Kyllinga
Family: Cyperaceae subfamily: Cyperoideae tribe: Cypereae
Nomen number: 410584
Place of publication: Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 2:142. 1866
Name verified on: 10-Dec-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Dec-2009
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Asiatic greenhead sedge   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • false green kyllinga   (Source: Weed Technol 11:839.) – English
  • pasture spike sedge   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • hime-kugu   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shanxi
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea
    Indian Subcontinent: Nepal

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia


  • Bryson, C. T. et al. 1997. Kyllinga, a genus of neglected weeds in the continental United States. Weed Technol. 11:838–842.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. [= K. brevifolia var. leiolepis (Franch. & Sav.) H. Hara].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson. 2007. World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges.
  • Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). [= Cyperus brevifolia var. leiolepis (Franch. & Sav.) T. Koyama].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [= K. brevifolia var. leiolepis (Franch. & Sav.) H. Hara].


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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