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.

Zambia: 15 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
abnormalis C.B. ClarkeN
angolensis (C.B. Clarke) J. Raynal & RoesslerE
ciliaris (L.) Roxb.B,SLk,S
coerulescens Steud.CMc,Lk
ecklonii Nees subsp. barotsia Xanthos & Browning[End][LR-nt]B,W
leptostachya Oliv.B,N,W,C,SE,S
obcordata P. L. ForbesN,C
ochreata KunthN
pachyrrhiza Ridl.N,C,SN,C,S
pubescens KunthB,W,C,S
stricta Steud. var. stricta N,W,C,SN,Lk,SImage
stricta Steud[Agg]B,N,C,SN,Mc,Lk,S,WImage
stricta Steud. subsp. chlorocarpa (Ridley) LyeB,N,C,SB,N,,S
umbellata Rottb.B,N,C,SLp,N,Mc,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
welwitschii Ridl.W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Fuirena:

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

External websites:

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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Fuirena.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=275, retrieved 8 February 2023

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