467.000 Fuirena Rottb.

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 1-455

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Perennials with a woody rhizome. Culms with leaves and nodes throughout. Leaves usually flat. Ligule present, tubular. Inflorescence paniculate, consisting of 1-several clusters of spikelets or compound corymbs of spikelets, the inflorescence branches usually hairy. Spikelets of numerous overlapping glumes, the 2 lowest sterile, the upper with bisexual flowers. Glumes spirally arranged, sometimes 5-ranked, pubescent with the midrib excurrent into a mucro. Perianth segments 3 or 6, sometimes 0, sometimes in 2 whorls of differing type. Stamens 2-3. Stigmas 3. Nutlet sessile, triangular, obovoid.

Derivation of name: Jørgen Fuiren (Georgius Fuirenius), 1581-1628, Danish physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 30 species in warm regions of the world.

Mozambique: 16 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abnormalis C.B. ClarkeT
bullifera J. Raynal & RoesslerM
ciliaris (L.) Roxb.N,Z,MS,GI,M
claviseta PeterMS
hirsuta (P.J. Bergius) P.L.ForbesM
leptostachya Oliv.MS
obcordata P. L. ForbesGI,M
ochreata KunthMS
pachyrrhiza Ridl.MS
pubescens (Poir.) KunthMS
stricta Steud. var. stricta Z,MSImage
stricta Steud[Agg]N,Z,MSImage
stricta Steud. subsp. chlorocarpa (Ridley) LyeN,MS
umbellata Rottb.MS,GI,MDescription, Image
welwitschii Ridl.MS
zambesiaca LyeN,MS

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Flora of Botswana: Fuirena
Flora of Caprivi: Fuirena
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Fuirena
Flora of Malawi: Fuirena
Flora of Zambia: Fuirena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fuirena

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fuirena
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fuirena
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fuirena
JSTOR Plant Science: Fuirena
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fuirena
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Tropicos: Fuirena
Wikipedia: Fuirena

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Fuirena.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=275, retrieved 1 December 2023

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