467.000 Fuirena Rottb.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Perennials with a woody rhizome. Culms with leaves and nodes throughout. Leaves usually flat. Ligule present, tubular. Inflorescence paniculate, consisting of 1-several clusters of spikelets or compound corymbs of spikelets, the inflorescence branches usually hairy. Spikelets of numerous overlapping glumes, the 2 lowest sterile, the upper with bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged, sometimes 5-ranked, pubescent with the midrib excurrent into a mucro. Perianth segments 3 or 6, sometimes 0, sometimes in 2 whorls of differing type. Stamens 2-3. Stigmas 3. Nutlet sessile, triangular, obovoid.

Derivation of name: Jørgen Fuiren (Georgius Fuirenius), 1581-1628, Danish physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 30 species in warm regions of the world.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ciliaris (L.) Roxb. var. ciliaris
pubescens Kunth
stricta Steud. var. stricta Image
stricta Steud. var. chlorocarpa (Ridl.) Kük.N

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Flora of Botswana: Fuirena
Flora of Caprivi: Fuirena
Flora of Mozambique: Fuirena
Flora of Zambia: Fuirena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fuirena

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Fuirena.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=275, retrieved 16 June 2021

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