Fimbristylis complanata (Retz.) Link

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Fimbristylis complanata

Victoria Falls
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1955
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Fimbristylis complanata (Retz.) Link subsp. complanata
Fimbristylis consanguinea Kunth
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Status: Native
Tufted rhizomatous perennial
Type location:
Notes: Zambia: Fimbristylis complanata (Retz.) Link subsp. complanata.
Red data list status: Widespread: Least concern, not threatened
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Habitat: Permanently inundated swamps, grassland, rocky outcrops
Altitude range: 0 - 2700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Pantropical
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Monday 26 June 2017

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 90 - 91.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 50 - 51.

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

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Flora of Botswana: Fimbristylis complanata
Flora of Caprivi: Fimbristylis complanata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fimbristylis complanata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fimbristylis complanata
African Plant Database: Fimbristylis complanata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Fimbristylis complanata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fimbristylis complanata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fimbristylis complanata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Fimbristylis complanata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Fimbristylis complanata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fimbristylis complanata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Fimbristylis complanata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fimbristylis complanata
Ispot Southern Africa: Fimbristylis complanata
JSTOR Plant Science: Fimbristylis complanata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fimbristylis complanata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Fimbristylis complanata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fimbristylis complanata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Fimbristylis complanata
Tropicos: Fimbristylis complanata

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: Fimbristylis complanata., retrieved 19 January 2019

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