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Useful Tropical Plants

Fimbristylis falcata

(Vahl) Kunth

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Fimbristylis abbreviata Boeckeler

Fimbristylis brachyphylla J.Presl & C.Presl

Fimbristylis brevifolia J.Presl & C.Presl

Fimbristylis chaetorrhiza (Nees) Kunth

Fimbristylis crassipes Boeckeler

Fimbristylis haenkei D.Dietr.

Fimbristylis junciformis (Nees) Kunth

Fimbristylis junciformis abbreviata (Boeckeler) C.B.Clarke

Fimbristylis latifolia (Nees) Kunth

Fimbristylis torta (Nees) Kunth

Iria crassipes (Boeckeler) Kuntze

Iria falcata (Vahl) Kuntze

Iria junciformis (Nees) Kuntze

Iria torta (Nees) Kuntze

Isolepis falcata (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.

Scirpus falcatus Vahl

Scirpus obtusifolius B.Heyne ex Kunth

Trichelostylis chaetorrhiza Nees

Trichelostylis junciformis Nees

Trichelostylis latifolia Nees

Trichelostylis torta Nees

Common Name:

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General Information

Fimbristylis falcata is an erect, perennial grass-like plant with a short, creeping rhizome. The stems are usually solitary, sometimes somewhat tufted, 10 - 55cm tall[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Africa - Madagascar, Comores to E. Asia - Indian subcontinent, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, New Guinea.

Habitat

Grasslands at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
,
991
Title
Cyperaceae of Economic, Ethnobotanical and Horticultural Importance: A Checklist
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 56 No. 2, pp 257 - 360
Author
Simpson D.A.; Inglis C.A.
Publisher
The Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew, London
Year
2001
ISBN
1-84246-038-2
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive checklist, giving the range, habitat and uses of over 500 species.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The rhizome is slightly aromatic with a sage-like (Salvia officinalis) aroma[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. It is used in the treatment of dysentery[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
,
991
Title
Cyperaceae of Economic, Ethnobotanical and Horticultural Importance: A Checklist
Publication
Kew Bulletin Vol. 56 No. 2, pp 257 - 360
Author
Simpson D.A.; Inglis C.A.
Publisher
The Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew, London
Year
2001
ISBN
1-84246-038-2
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive checklist, giving the range, habitat and uses of over 500 species.
].
A study of the essential oil from the rhizomes yielded more than 40 constituents. The major ones were: camphor, cyperene, thymol, spathulenol, dehydroabietal and dehydroabietol[[
360
Title
Philippine Medicinal Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.stuartxchange.org/CompleteList.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A lovely site, giving brief details on the medicinal uses of several hundred (over 400 at the last count) plants in the Philippines, plus a picture of each plant.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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