Ficinia Schrad.

First published in Commentat. Soc. Regiae Sci. Gott. Recent. 7: 143 (1832)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is St. Helena, Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar, S. & E. Australia, New Zealand, St. Paul Island, Juan Fernández Islands.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial herbs with horizontal woody rhizomes
Morphology Culms
Culms scapose
Morphology Leaves
Leafblade often ligulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a lateral or terminal head, with 1–25 terete spikelets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets with many glumes each subtending a bisexual floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reddish brown to black, glabrous, obtuse, many-veined; apex obtuse or midrib excurrent into a short mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther crested
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Pistil with style 3-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet blackish when mature, obovoid, surface smooth; gynophore absent or present.
Note
A mainly tropical and subtropical African genus of 60 species.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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