African Plant Database

Fimbristylis barteri Boeckeler
Protologue : Linnaea 37: (1871-73). 3 (1871)
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fimbristylis chevalieri Kük. (1931)
=Iria barteri (Boeckeler) Kuntze
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 21-80 cm tall with rhizome; culms swelling at base and covered with persistent sheaths becoming fibrous; culms erect, solitary or tufted, 0,6-1,5 mm Ø; leaf sheaths light brown; blade 5-25 cm long, 1-2,5 mm wide; inflorescence branched, 4,5
Ecology : Grassland; humid sand in savanna; temporarily flooded sands; close to dams.
  Differs from F. scabrida in the much coarser habit, the widely spreading inflorescence with ovate-elliptic spikelets on long pedicels.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:49 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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