467.000 Fuirena Rottb.

Browning, J., Gordon-Gray, K.D., Lock, M., Beentje, H., Vollesen, K., Bauters, K., Archer, C., Larridon, I., Xanthos, M., Vorster, P., Bruhl, J., Wilson, K. & Zhang, X. (2020) Cyperaceae Flora Zambesiaca 14 1-455

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: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ciliaris (L.) Roxb.S
leptostachya Oliv.N,C,S
pachyrrhiza Ridl.C,S
pubescens (Poir.) KunthN,C,S
stricta Steud. var. stricta N,SImage
stricta Steud. var. chlorocarpa (Ridl.) Kük.N
stricta Steud[Agg]N,C,SImage
stricta Steud. subsp. chlorocarpa (Ridley) LyeN,C,S
umbellata Rottb.N,CDescription, Image
welwitschii Ridl.N

Other sources of information about Fuirena:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fuirena
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fuirena
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fuirena
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fuirena
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Fuirena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fuirena
JSTOR Plant Science: Fuirena
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fuirena
Plants of the World Online: Fuirena
Tropicos: Fuirena
Wikipedia: Fuirena

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Fuirena.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=275, retrieved 17 April 2024

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