African Plant Database

Fimbristylis littoralis Gaudich. var. littoralis
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fimbristylis littoralis Gaudich.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Fimbristylis miliacea auct. non (L.) Vahl
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted leafy annual (or short-lived perennial) herb 10-60 cm tall with shallow root system and many basal leaves; culms each with a basal shortly bifid prophyll followed by 2 short-bladed sheaths; leaves distichous, channelled, 10-40 cm long, 1,5-2 mm wid
Ecology : Dry river beds; drying swamp; bare, moist sands; rice fields on sandy soils; edges of dams; marshes; standing water; roadside ditches; 0-1200-2000 m alt. – “becomes abundant in fallows and its seeds survive ploughing-in, germinating as the new rice crop i
  Var. koidzumiana (Ohwi) T Koyama in Taiwan, Japan, NW Pacific with dark brown glumes 3,5-6 mm long (Fl. China 23: 208, 2010); - var. macrostachya (J. Kern) J. Kern in Malesia - Philippines.
  Indian Ocean coasts to SE Asia and Asia; Australia; N, C & S America; Rare in Africa, possibly introduced with cultivated rive.
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Record n°239115 created 2018-10-11
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