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.

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bisumbellata (Forssk.) BubaniN,W,C,E,SImage
complanata (Retz.) LinkN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
dichotoma (L.) VahlN,W,C,E,S
ferruginea (L.) VahlN,E,SImage
microcarya F. Muell.N
miliacea (L.) VahlN
schoenoides (Retz.) VahlN
squarrosa VahlN,W,C,S

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Fimbristylis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Fimbristylis
Wikipedia: Fimbristylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fimbristylis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fimbristylis

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: Fimbristylis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=282, retrieved 27 January 2023

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