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.

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 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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Fuirena umbellata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110780, retrieved 24 October 2021

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