Family • Cyperaceae - Mariscus sieberianus Nees. - TALL SEDGE - Zhuan zi miao
|Cyperus cyperoides (L.) Kuntze.|
|Cyperus cyplindrostachys Boeck.|
|Kyllinga sumatransis Retz.|
|Mariscus sieberianus Nees.|
|Mariscus sumatrensis (Retz.) J. Raynal|
|Mariscus umbellatus Nees.|
|Mariscus umbellatus Vahl.|
|Scirpus cyperoides L.|
|Zhuan Zi miao (Engl.)|
|Flat sedge (Engl.)|
|Tall sedge (Engl.)|
Other vernacular names
|INDONESIA: jukut bebalean (Sundanese), suket lumbungan (Javanese), tetemung (southern Sumatra).|
|JAPANESE: Inu kugu.|
|KOREAN: Bang dong sa ni a jae bi.|
|MALAYSIA: menderong ekur tupai, rumput janggut baung, rumput mesiyang (Peninsular).|
|PAPUA NEW GUINEA: kaiga (Ialibu, Southern Highlands)|
|THAILAND: yaa rang-kaa (Loei).|
Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1) Famine foods / Cyperaceae / Robert Freedman
(2) Medicinal Plants of China, Korea, and Japan: Bioresources for Tomorrow’s / Christophe Wiart / Google Books
Mañgilang is a perennial sedge with short rhizomes. Stems are glabrous, 25 to 70 centimeters long. Leaves are often nearly as long as the stems, 3 to 5 millimeters broad. Umbels are simple, 2.5 to 12 centimeters in diameter. Rays are 5 to 12, 2.5 to 8 centimeters long, ultimately straight. Spikes are solitary, cylindric, about 2.5 centimeters long. Spikelets are linear-lanceolate, bearing 1 to 2 nuts which are trigonous and chesnut-colored.
– In old clearings, open grasslands, etc., at low and medium altitudes from northern Luzon to Palawan and Mindanao, in most or all islands and provinces.
– Cyprerus cyperoides has yielded tricin and luteolin as well as cyperaquinones.
– Anthelmintic, which may be due to cyperaquinines (quinones such as plumbagin).
– In China, roots and seeds made into flour.
– In Indonesia, used to expel worms from the intestine.
– Fodder: Sometimes used as fodder.
– Occult: Some occults uses in Papua, New Guinea.
– Ceremonial: In Kenya, C. cyperoides used to bless cows.
• No studies available.