African Plant Database

Fimbristylis rhizomatosa Pires de Lima
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with horizontal rhizome to 2 cm long; culms angular-striate, to 30 cm tall; leaves numerous, the lowermost reduced to scales, the upper ones longer than culms, with white hairs at throat of sheath; inflorescence compound, subtended by 6 thread-like b
Ecology : Taxonomic status uncertain. Said to differ from “F. capillaris K. Schum.” [= ? Bulbostylis densa (Wall. in Roxb.) Hand.-Mazz.] by the presence of a rhizome, longer leaves and involucral bracts, and more numerous spikelets.
  Uncultivated place near the road Palma - Quionga (= 10°48’S - 10°37’Sx40°31’E).
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Record n°38957
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