African Plant Database

Fimbristylis scabrida Schumach.
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. 32 (1827)
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fimbristylis pachystylis Cherm.
=Fimbristylis mucronata Boeckeler
=Fimbristylis muriculata Benth.
=Fimbristylis pachystachys Cherm.
=Iria mucronata Kuntze
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted perennial herb 35-83 cm tall with swollen base covered with fibrous remains of red split leaf sheaths; culms 0,7-1 mm Ø, rounded or slightly compressed above, scabrid with short spine-like teeth; leaf sheaths pale with thin wing; blades c. 10 cm lo
Ecology : Dry grassland heavily grazed; damp grassland; humid savanna; rocky outcrops; woodland; meadows; sandy soil; often found as isolated specimens; 0-1200 m alt. – Forming a coarse matted turf.
  Madagascar; India

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:50 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3[2]: 323
  • Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 54: 82 (1984).
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