467.000 Fuirena Rottb.

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020) Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 1-455

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Perennials with a woody rhizome. Culms with leaves and nodes throughout. Leaves usually flat. Ligule present, tubular. Inflorescence paniculate, consisting of 1-several clusters of spikelets or compound corymbs of spikelets, the inflorescence branches usually hairy. Spikelets of numerous overlapping glumes, the 2 lowest sterile, the upper with bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged, sometimes 5-ranked, pubescent with the midrib excurrent into a mucro. Perianth segments 3 or 6, sometimes 0, sometimes in 2 whorls of differing type. Stamens 2-3. Stigmas 3. Nutlet sessile, triangular, obovoid.

Derivation of name: Jørgen Fuiren (Georgius Fuirenius), 1581-1628, Danish physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 30 species in warm regions of the world.

Zimbabwe: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abnormalis C.B. ClarkeS
angolensis (C.B. Clarke) J. Raynal & RoesslerN,C,S
ciliaris (L.) Roxb.W,S
coerulescens Steud.N,C,E,S
leptostachya Oliv.W,C
pachyrrhiza Ridl.W,C,E,S
pubescens (Poir.) KunthN,W,C,E,S
stricta Steud. var. stricta N,W,C,E,SImage
stricta Steud[Agg]N,W,C,E,SImage
stricta Steud. subsp. chlorocarpa (Ridley) LyeW,C,E
umbellata Rottb.W,C,EDescription, Image
welwitschii Ridl.N,W,C,E

Other sources of information about Fuirena:

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Flora of Botswana: Fuirena
Flora of Caprivi: Fuirena
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Fuirena
Flora of Malawi: Fuirena
Flora of Mozambique: Fuirena
Flora of Zambia: Fuirena

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fuirena
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fuirena
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fuirena
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iNaturalist: Fuirena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fuirena
JSTOR Plant Science: Fuirena
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fuirena
Plants of the World Online: Fuirena
Tropicos: Fuirena
Wikipedia: Fuirena

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Fuirena.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=275, retrieved 2 December 2023

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