African Plant Database

Fimbristylis microcarya F. Muell. var. microcarya
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fimbristylis microcarya F. Muell.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Iria thonningiana (Boeckeler) Kuntze
=Fimbristylis thonningiana Boeckeler (1874)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual tufted herb 17-50 cm tall; culms flattened at top, 0,6-1 mm Ø; leaves mostly basal, shorter than culm, flat, 3,5-25 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, tip abruptly acuminate; sheaths flattened, 1,5-9 cm long; ligule a fringe of short hairs; inflorescence branch
Ecology : Damp grassland; wet exposed places; marsh in palm savanna; humid hollows and pools in meadows; 0 -800 m alt.
  Namibia; widely distributed in E Asia, Thailand - India - Himalaya - Malesia; N Australia.
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Record n°239116 created 2018-10-11
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