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Taxon: Fimbristylis ferruginea (L.) Vahl

Genus: Fimbristylis
Family: Cyperaceae subfamily: Cyperoideae tribe: Abildgaardieae.
Nomen number: 402824
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 2:291. 1805
Name verified on: 03-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-May-2012
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • West Indian fimbry   (Source: A. Molina, p.c.) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Somalia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Yucatan
  • PACIFIC
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson. 2007. World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kral, R. 1971. A treatment of Abildgaardia, Bulbostylis and Fimbristylis (Cyperaceae) for North America. Sida 4:114–115.
  • Lebrun, J. P. & A. L. Stork. 1991–. Énumération des plantes à fleurs d'Afrique tropicale.
  • Molina G., A. M. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e–mail on 31 Mar.
  • Rogers, G. & B. McClain. 1998. The sedges (Cyperaceae) of Barbados. Rhodora 100:405.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
More:

Check other web resources for Fimbristylis ferruginea (L.) Vahl:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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