African Plant Database

Fimbristylis gabonica Cherm.
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 77: 276 (1930) 
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fimbristylis mauritiana Tausch
=Fimbristylis robusta Lye (1974)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 35-50 cm tall from a creeping rhizome at least 4 cm long, somewhat flattened, 7 mm wide, 5-(10 mm thick with sheaths), or with many crowded rhizomes giving rise to robust tussocks; culms 0,5-1 mm Ø, base swollen; leaves basal; sheaths pale
Ecology : Seasonally wet grassland; marshes; damp savannas; dembos; 500 (? and less) -1140 m alt.
  Near E. ferruginea but glumes glabrous.
  Known only from 1 locality in Uganda
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