Fuirena leptostachya Oliv.

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Status: Native
Notes: Two forms are recognized: f. leptostachya and f. nudiflora. Only f. leptostachya is known from Botswana. These forms were formerly sometimes recognized as varieties.
Derivation of specific name: leptostachya: with a slender spike
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Subsharan Africa.
Botswana distribution: N
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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 Pages 23 - 24.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18. As Fuirena leptostachya

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 119.

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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Flora of Caprivi: Fuirena leptostachya
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Fuirena leptostachya
Flora of Malawi: Fuirena leptostachya
Flora of Mozambique: Fuirena leptostachya
Flora of Zambia: Fuirena leptostachya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fuirena leptostachya

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Fuirena leptostachya.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110720, retrieved 25 June 2024

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