African Plant Database

Fuirena abnormalis C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 462 (1902)
Information on the genus : Fuirena
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scirpus abnormalis (C.B. Clarke) T. Koyama
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb; culm terete 0,11-1,2 m tall, 1-3 mm Ø but ± 5 mm Ø across the sheath; leaf sheath and ligule glabrous; blade 5-11x0,3-0,9 cm; inflorescence a paniculate cluster of spikelets each 3-7x2-3 mm terete, with fewer than 10 flowers; perianth segment
Ecology : River and stream edges; seasonally wet grassland; weed of rice fields and abandoned shambas: 900-1850m alt.
  Easily recognized by its glabrous glumes and non-hairy culm and leaves.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 53: 193 (1998)
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