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Cyperus pulchellus
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Cyperus pulchellus is a sedge of the family Cyperaceae that is native to northern Australia.

The rhizomatous perennial sedge typically grows to a height of 0.08 to 0.3 metres (0.26 to 0.98 ft). It blooms between January and July producing white-brown flowers.

The species was first formally described by the botanist Robert Brown in 1810 as part of the work Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et insulae Van-Diemen, exhibens characteres plantarum quas annis 1802-1805. The only known synonyms are Cyperus sorostachys and Sorostachys kyllingioides.

It is found in northern parts of Australia; Queensland the Northern Territory and Western Australia. In Western Australia it is found around swamps in the Kimberley region where it grows in sandy or clay soils.

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