Fuirena coerulescens Steud.

First published in Flora 12: 153 (1829)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Zambia to S. Africa, Madagascar. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Virginia

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Browning, J. & al. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 14: 1-455. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Forbes, P.L. (1997). Studies in Cyperaceae in southern Africa. 34: Fuirena coerulescens, a polymorphic species. South African Journal of Botany 63: 514-520.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Forbes, P.L. (1997). Studies in Cyperaceae in southern Africa. 34: Fuirena coerulescens, a polymorphic species. South African Journal of Botany 63: 514-520.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 1, 1888 Ecklon [868], South Africa K000416844 Unknown type material Yes
Wolley-Dod, A.H. [3556], South Africa K000416843 Yes
Schoenfelder, E.B. [472], South Africa Fuirena reticulata K000416854 Unknown type material Yes
Jun 1, 1888 Burchell, W.J. [1865], South Africa Fuirena enodis K000416838 Unknown type material Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0