Fuirena umbellata Rottb.

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Fuirena umbellata

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Oct 2012
Photo: Lari Merret

Fuirena umbellata

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Synonyms: Fuirena oedipus C.B. Clarke
Common names: Mpala-kabatila (Kunda)
Status: Native
Characterised by 5-ridged culms & sheaths. Floral scales without basal stalks (claws). (Gordon-Gray)
Type location:
Notes: Red data list status: Least concern
Derivation of specific name: umbellata: bearing flowers in umbels
Habitat: Seasonally wet grassland; swamp forest.
Altitude range: 0 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical America, Africa and SE Asia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,Mc,C,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 27 June 2017

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 104.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 556. (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 20 - 21.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 183.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fuirena umbellata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Fuirena umbellata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fuirena umbellata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Fuirena umbellata
Tropicos: Fuirena umbellata

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Fuirena umbellata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110780, retrieved 25 May 2019

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