African Plant Database

Fimbristylis Vahl
Protologue : Enum. Pl. (Vahl) 2: 285 (1805)
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Abildgaardia Vahl (1805)
=Pogonostylis Bertol. (1833)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fimbristylis species are generally characterized by the presence of leaf blades, leaf sheaths without long silk hairs at the apex, and nutlets without persistent style bases.
Ecology : Genus of c. 300 species accepted out of the c. 1063 names of taxa recorded (Desai & Raole, o.c.: 73). It is the 4th largest genus within Cyperaceae. Distribution worldwide but mostly in subtropical, tropical, and warm temperate regions; most of the specie

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 185 (1995).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 600 (1997).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 98 (1931). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 169 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 284 (1980).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 3 3: 237 
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genčve. hors-série. 2: 120
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Record n°190783 modified 2008-12-27
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