Cyperus papyrus (papyrus sedge, paper reed, Indian matting plant, Nile grass) is a species of aquatic flowering plant belonging to the sedge family Cyperaceae. It is a tender herbaceous perennial, and forms tall stands of reed-like swamp vegetation in shallow water.
Papyrus sedge (and its close relatives) has a very long history of use by humans—it is the source of papyrus paper, one of the first types of paper ever made. Parts of the plant can be eaten, like in spaghetti, and the highly buoyant stems can be made into boats. It is now often cultivated as an ornamental plant.
In nature it grows in full sun, in flooded swamps and on lake margins.
C. papyrus and the dwarf cultivar C. papyrus 'Nanus' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
In Venture, papyrus is an important crafing item and a reed-like plant.
Unlike reeds, Papyrus can be bonemealed to speed up it's growth. Adult Papyrus will drop 1-4 papyrus leaves, 1-2 stalks and 1 seed when broken. The drops can be used as foodstuff.
Papyrus will generate similarly as reeds. It will actually be able to be placed 1-4 meters from a body of water.
Using 3 papyruses will craft a Papyrus Scroll.
- Papyrus's use in spaghetti is a reference to Undertale.
- Papyrus is one of two reeds in Venture, the other being reeds.
Venture Race: By the name the episode starts, Robert is humping the papyrus. When the jumbo-tron is dropped, Robert notices and goes to warn the others.