465.000 Ficinia Schrad.

Description of the genus

Tufted perennial with horizontal woody rhizomes. Stems scapose. Leaf blade often ligulate. Involucral bracts leaf-like. Inflorescence a lateral or terminal head with up to 25 spikelets. Spikelets have many reddish-brown to black glumes. Nutlet blackish when mature.

Worldwide: 60 species in the tropics and subtropics.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gracilis Schrad.MS
stolonifera Boeckeler

Other sources of information about Ficinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ficinia
Flora of Malawi: Ficinia
Flora of Zambia: Ficinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ficinia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Ficinia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=274, retrieved 15 April 2024

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