Chufa biology and management

Fish and Wildlife Leaflet 13.4.18
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Chufa (Cyperus esculentus) is an emergent perennial sedge that is common in seasonally flooded wetlands. Although chufa is common in many States, it is most abundant in the Southeast, including the Mississippi alluvial valley (Fig. 1). Belowground biomass of chufa, especially the tubers, serves as a valuable food source for waterfowl and cranes. Chufa tubers rank tenth among the most important waterfowl foods in the United States.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Chufa biology and management
Series title Fish and Wildlife Leaflet
Series number 13.4.18
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Federal Government Series
Larger Work Title Waterfowl Management Handbook
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