Sintule Caribbean Spike-Rush – Eleocharis geniculta

Eleocharis geniculata species are always associated with saturated soils and water bodies. This species tends to be an ornamental in ponds and water gardens. It has medicinal properties and is also used to make thick mats that are used as mattresses on beds.

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Eleocharis geniculta is found growing in full shade and the complete opposite of the full sun. also found in rocky places and moist forests. A notable feature of this species is how similar most species look, in general, most species appear as clumps of slender, leafless stems. In Huehuetenango Eleocharis geniculata is used as a beverage.

Nicholas Hellmuth
Sergio D’angelo Jerez

Compilation of Basic Data from Earlier Botanist:
Sergio D’angelo Jerez

Plant Identification Team:
Nicholas Hellmuth
Víctor Mendoza
Vivian Hurtado
Sergio D’angelo Jerez

Bibliography Team:
Nicholas Hellmuth
Sergio D’angelo Jerez

Nicholas Hellmuth
David Arrivillaga
María Alejandra Gutiérrez

Alejandra Valenzuela

Manager of Desing and Layaout:
Andrea Sánchez Díaz

Layout of this English Edition:
Heidy Galindo


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