1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Fimbristylis Vahl
      1. Species: Fimbristylis ferruginea (L.) Vahl
        1. Fimbristylis ferruginea subsp. sieberiana (Kunth) Lye

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to Caucasus.

    [FTEA]

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

    Type
    Type: Mauritius, Sieber 210 (B†, holo.; AWH, iso.)
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades 10–30 cm long, 1.5–2 mm wide Lower leaf sheaths membranous, pale brown.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence more open, of 1 sessile and usually 4–10 spikelets on 1–5 cm long peduncles, sometimes with 1–2 additional sessile spikelets at the base of stalked spikelets.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets more obtuse
    Fruits
    Nutlets 1.3–1.7 m long.
    Ecology
    Muddy hollows in black cotton soil, moist valley bottoms in Combretum woodland, edges of rice fields, saline seepages, springs on gravel, lakesides; 30–1550 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K3 K4 T3 T5 T6 T7 T8 Range: Ethiopia, Somalia; tropics and subtropics of the Old World

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Malaya, Mauritius, Northern Territory, Oman, Palestine, Queensland, Réunion, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Western Australia

    Fimbristylis ferruginea subsp. sieberiana (Kunth) Lye appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [6141], Tanzania K000468284
    Aug 1, 1955 Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Northern Territory Fimbristylis sieberiana K000974348 lectotype

    First published in Nordic J. Bot. 2: 335 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Marais, W. & Araujo, A.C. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 202: 1-99. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • Prasad, V.P. (2017). Notes on sedges (Cyperaceae) of Andaman and Nicobar islands - seven new records and five exclusions Nelumbo 59: 155-158.
    • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Fimbristylis ferruginea var. ferruginea.]
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Fimbristylis ferruginea.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Marais, W. & Araujo, A.C. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 202: 1-99. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • Prasad, V.P. (2017). Notes on sedges (Cyperaceae) of Andaman and Nicobar islands - seven new records and five exclusions Nelumbo 59: 155-158.
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
    • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S., & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: i-xxviii, 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1993). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 2(2): 433-968. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Eth. 6: 410, fig. 212.28 (1997).
    • Fl. Somalia 4: 108 (1995)
    • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes of E. Afr.: 83, figs. 135, 136 (1983)
    • Nordic J. Bot. 2: (1982)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0