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Useful Tropical Plants

Fimbristylis ferruginea

(L.) Vahl

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Campylostachys abbreviata E.Mey.

Eleocharis juncoides Schult.

Fimbristylis andamandica Kurz

Fimbristylis arvensis (Retz.) Vahl

Fimbristylis brevifolia R.Br.

Fimbristylis ciliata C.B.Clarke ex Drobow

Fimbristylis compressa Roem. & Schult.

Fimbristylis cyrtophylla Miq.

Fimbristylis leiocarpa Miq.

Fimbristylis lomentocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.

Fimbristylis marginata Labill.

Fimbristylis mauritiana Tausch ex C.Presl

Fimbristylis ochreata Boeckeler

Fimbristylis paucispicata F.Muell.

Fimbristylis roxburghii A.Dietr.

Fimbristylis sieberiana Kunth

Fimbristylis spadicea ferruginea (L.) Alph.Wood

Fimbristylis stans Rich. ex Spreng.

Fimbristylis sublateralis Steud.

Fimbristylis trispicata Steud.

Iria ferruginea (L.) Kuntze

Isolepis ferruginea (L.) Schltdl.

Schoenus polymorphus Rottb.

Scirpus arvensis Retz.

Scirpus bonariensis Poir.

Scirpus brevifolius Poir.

Scirpus cinereofuscus Willd. ex Kunth

Scirpus debilis Lam.

Scirpus ferrugineus L.

Scirpus globulosus Roxb.

Scirpus habessinicus Ehrenb. ex Boeckeler

Scirpus miliaceus Thunb.

Scirpus pallescens Willd. ex Kunth

Scirpus stans Ham.

Scirpus tranquebariensis Roth

Scirpus tristachyos Roxb.

Common Name:

Fimbristylis ferruginea
Drawing of the flowering plant
Photograph by: Agustín Stahl; Flora of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
© Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

General Information

Fimbristylis ferruginea is an erect, perennial grass-like plant with a short, creeping rhizome. The stems are tufted, 20 - 80cm 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 plants are harvested from the wild as a source of material for weaving.They can be used to help stabilize soils.

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

Pantropical, also extending into subtropical areas.

Habitat

Margins of brackish swamps and open, wet areas of clay or sandy soils by the coast[
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

HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant helps to stabilize sandy soils[
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.
].

Other Uses

The culms are beaten to soften the fibres and are then plaited to make screens for huts[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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