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Garden plants of Malaysia
(Tumbuh-tumbuhan taman Malaysia)



Feather Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed
Location: Cha Chu Chak Weekend Market, Bangkok

Photo: CS Ooi, Date: 01 June 2003
Camera: Pocket DV, Resolution: 480x640


Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Rumput Papirus Halus
Keluarga (Family) CYPERACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Cyperus papyrus L.
Saiz Biasa (Size) 100 cm (Plant)
Nama Lain (Other Names) Feather Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


A cyperus from 30 cm. to 1200 cm. Leaves are several on each stem arange in a circle at the top of the long stalk. Stems three cornered. Originated from Egypt and the North African Countries. The plant is used to mapk Papyrus paper in Ancient Egypt.

Sejenis rumput "cyperus" dari 30 cm. hingga 120 cm. Daun beberapa pada setiap batang dalam bentuk seperti upih daun. Batangnya tiga segi. Cara membiak daripada belahan rumpun. Berasal daripada Negeri Masir dan Afrika Utara. Di gunakan untuk membuat kertas pada zamal dahulu.


Rujukan (References)

     Plant (Pokok)

1.       Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
2.       University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

     Book (Buku)

1.       Bunga-bungaan Malaysia; Ismail Saidin; (1993); Dewan Bahasa &
            Pustaka; Malaysia - page (mukasurat) 297


Inquiries (Pertanyaan)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya