African Plant Database

Fimbristylis pilosa Vahl
Protologue : Enum. Pl. (Vahl) 2: 290 (1805)
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Basionym : Scirpus pilosus Poir.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scirpus pilosus Poir.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted perennial herb 25-90 cm tall, with short erect bulbous rhizome, more rarely annual; base often covered by fibrous remnants of old split leaf sheaths; culms compressed above, angular below, 0,4-1 mm Ø, usually densely set with spine-like hairs; leav
Ecology : Seasonally flooded grassland; bushed grasslands; muddy pool and swamp margins on damp sandy soil in dry river beds; edge of Brachystegia patches; open forests; cultivations; fallows; road sides; waste lands; on sand; grassy savannas; 30-1300 m alt.
  Near F. dichotoma, F. bisumbellata.
  Mentioned from S. America, Brazil.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:50 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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Record n°38952 modified 2007-03-09
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