African Plant Database

Fimbristylis squarrosa Vahl var. squarrosa
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scirpus squarrosus (Vahl) Poir. (1817)
 Fimbristylis squarrosa Vahl (1805)
 Fimbristylis aestivalis var. squarrosa (Vahl) Koyama
 Pogonostylis squarrosus (Vahl) Bertol. (1833)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus hirtus Thunb. (1803)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb 4-20 cm tall with few to many tufted culms; leaves 1/2 to 3/4 the length of the culm, very narrow, flat, densely hairy, ligule absent; inflorescence umbelliform of 1 sessile spikelet and 5-10 stalked spikelets, peduncles 2-20 mm long, and ofte
Ecology : Riverine sand banks; river beds; mud flats; open parts of swamps; shallow pools; grassy edges of lakes; mostly seasonally wet places when just drying; wet rocky outcrops; rice fields; 0-1600 m alt.
  Algeria; Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa; Madagascar; widespread in the tropics and subtropics except N. America: Old World tropics from Caucasus - Iran E-wards to Japan; Australia; New Zealand. Introduced in Italy, Greece Pacific islands, S. America.
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Record n°239117 created 2018-10-11
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