African Plant Database

Fimbristylis debilis Steud.
Protologue : Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 109 (1855)
Information on the genus : Fimbristylis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (or perennial) herb 5-45 cm tall, if perennial with a slender ascending rhizome, culm bases sparingly coated with fibrous leaf sheath remains: culms hair-like, to 40 cm long; leaves basal, filiform; inflorescence usually spreading, of 2-6 spikelets
Ecology : Savanna and scrub, especially in and near pools on laterite outcrops; humid or inundated hollows; humid sands; sandy soil with a muddy-clayey film above.
  Very variable, dependent on the water conditions in the habitat. Small plants (5-8 cm high), single-stemmed, have a small inflorescence c. 1,5 cm long, 1 cm wide, made up of 3 spikelets each 2-5x1,5-2 mm; robust individuals can reach to 40-45 cm in height

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:49 (2012)
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Record n°38971 modified 2007-04-24
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