Fuirena pubescens (Poir.) Kunth

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Synonyms: Fuirena welwitschii Ridl.
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Status: Native
Type location:
NE Algeria
Derivation of specific name: pubescens: pubescent, with soft short hairs
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Mascarenes, Northwestern India and the Mediterranean.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,C,S
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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 Pages 13 - 15. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 300. as Fuirena pubescens and Fuirena welwitschii

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27. As Fuirena pubescens pubescens

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18. As Fuirena pubescens pubescens

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 555. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 88.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 119.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 82.

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

External websites:

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

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: Species information: Fuirena pubescens.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110750, retrieved 28 September 2023

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