Fuirena stricta Steud.

First published in Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 128 (1855)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar. It is a helophyte or perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

Type
Type: Madagascar, Boivin s.n. (P, holo.; K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial, with culms arising at intervals of less than 10 mm on a short (rarely long) horizontal rhizome, 1–2 mm in diameter.
Morphology Culms
Culm trigonous, 25–90 cm tall, 1–2 mm in diameter, but ± 3 mm in diameter across the sheath; glabrous except just below the inflorescence
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-sheath glabrous, ligule hairy; blade 2–7 × 0.2–0.4 cm, glabrous except for scabrid margins at the triangular tip, but sometimes with larger hairs on margins and midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a subdigitate or paniculate cluster of spikelets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 4–12 × 2–4 mm, 5-angled or terete, many-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes 2.2–3.1 mm long, including a 0.3–0.5 mm long mucro, with short hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 6, in 2 whorls, all similar and reduced to bristles with recurved barbs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet 1.3–1.9 × 0.5–0.9 mm, including style-base up to 0.1 mm long, dark brown or dark green, base cuneate, surface concave and smooth.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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 2023. 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 2023. 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