Marisque

Cladium mariscus
Swamp Saw-grass
‘Uti’uti (FP)

Particularités

This herb is distributed and found all over the world. In Tetiaroa it grows on almost all the motu and is abundant around lakes. It can grow up to 1.5 m (5 ft) long and indicates marshy areas. It was once used by Polynesians to find fresh water. On other Pacific islands it is used to make paper.

Famille

Cyperaceae

Biogéographical status

Native

Type biologique

Herbaceous

Abondance sur Tetiaroa

Common

Écosystème sur Tetiaroa

Around Fresh Water

sources
légende

S: Societé | T: Tuamotu | M: Marquesas | G: Gambier | A: Australs | FP: Polynésie française