African Plant Database

Fimbristylis elongata Pires de Lima
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : A plant with culms to 55 cm tall, angular-striate; leaves with short blades (c. 1 cm long); sheaths with long hairs at mouth; inflorescence of 3-5 rays, subtended by 4 setaceous bracts; spikelets 10x3 mm, c. 15-flowered; nutlet trigonous, obovate, surface
Ecology : In uncultivated places.
  Two varieties have been described: - var. subaphylla (See above); - var. longefoliata Pires de Lima, differing from the typical variety by its culms, that are hispidulous on their whole length, its bracts and much longer leaves. – In uncultivated places a
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Record n°38969 modified 2019-06-26
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