471.000 Fimbristylis Vahl

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves flat and linear, never filiform except in F. squarrosa, usually without hairs at the throat of the leaf sheath. Inflorescence an anthela. Glumes spirally arranged; the lowest two glumes may be empty, the succeeding ones bisexual, the uppermost male or sterile. Perianth 0. Stamens 1-3; stigmas 2 or 3, the base of the style falling with the rest of the style. (In F. squarrosa, slender processes descend from the style base over the nutlet). Nutlet biconvex if stigmas 2, trigonous if stigmas 3. Nutlet smooth. tuberculate or longitudinally striate, never transversely wrinkled as in Bulbostylis.

Caprivi: 8 cultivated taxa.

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aphylla Steud.
complanata (Retz.) LinkDescription, Image
dichotoma (L.) Vahl
dichotoma (L.)Vahl subsp. podocarpa (Nees) T.Koyama
madagascariensis Boeckeler
quinquangularis (Vahl) Kunth subsp. quinquangularis
scabrida Schumach.
squarrosa Vahl

Other sources of information about Fimbristylis:

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Flora of Botswana: Fimbristylis
Flora of Caprivi: Fimbristylis
Flora of Malawi: Fimbristylis
Flora of Mozambique: Fimbristylis
Flora of Zambia: Fimbristylis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fimbristylis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fimbristylis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fimbristylis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fimbristylis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fimbristylis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Fimbristylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fimbristylis
JSTOR Plant Science: Fimbristylis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fimbristylis
Plants of the World Online: Fimbristylis
Tropicos: Fimbristylis
Wikipedia: Fimbristylis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Fimbristylis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=282, retrieved 18 July 2024

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