465.000 Ficinia Schrad.

Description of the genus

Tufted perennial with horizontal woody rhizomes. Stems scapose. Leaf blade often ligulate. Involucral bracts leaf-like. Inflorescence a lateral or terminal head with up to 25 spikelets. Spikelets have many reddish-brown to black glumes. Nutlet blackish when mature.

Worldwide: 60 species in the tropics and subtropics.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
filiformis (Lam.) Schrad.
stolonifera Boeckeler

Other sources of information about Ficinia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Ficinia
Flora of Zambia: Ficinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ficinia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ficinia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ficinia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ficinia
Wikipedia: Ficinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ficinia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ficinia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=274, retrieved 25 March 2023

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