Fuirena umbellata Rottb.

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Fuirena umbellata

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Fuirena umbellata

Photo: Lari Merrett

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Synonyms: Fuirena oedipus C.B. Clarke
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Characterised by 5-ridged culms & sheaths. Floral scales without basal stalks (claws). (Gordon-Gray)
Derivation of specific name: umbellata: bearing flowers in umbels
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical America, Africa and SE Asia
Botswana distribution:
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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.

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 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
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Fuirena umbellata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fuirena umbellata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fuirena umbellata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Fuirena umbellata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Fuirena umbellata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fuirena umbellata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Fuirena umbellata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fuirena umbellata
Ispot Southern Africa: Fuirena umbellata
JSTOR Plant Science: Fuirena umbellata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fuirena umbellata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Fuirena umbellata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fuirena umbellata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Fuirena umbellata
Tropicos: Fuirena umbellata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Fuirena umbellata.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110780, retrieved 24 April 2018

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