Fuirena umbellata Rottb.

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Fuirena umbellata

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Fuirena umbellata

Photo: Lari Merrett

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Synonyms: Fuirena oedipus C.B. Clarke
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Status: Native
Characterised by 5-ridged culms & sheaths. Floral scales without basal stalks (claws). (Gordon-Gray)
Derivation of specific name: umbellata: bearing flowers in umbels
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical
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 15 - 16.

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

External websites:

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

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 umbellata.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110780, retrieved 30 May 2024

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