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Useful Tropical Plants

Fimbristylis ovata

(Burm.f.) J.Kern

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Abildgaardia compressa J.Presl & C.Presl

Abildgaardia indica (Rich.) Nees

Abildgaardia javanensis Gand.

Abildgaardia monostachya (L.) Vahl

Abildgaardia ovata (Burm.f.) Kral

Abildgaardia rottboelliana Nees

Carex ovata Burm.f.

Cyperus caribaeus Pers.

Cyperus indicus Rich.

Cyperus monostachyos L.

Fimbristylis compressa Fern.-Vill.

Fimbristylis monostachya (L.) Hassk.

Iria caribea Steud.

Iria indica (Rich.) Schult.

Iria monostachya (L.) Kuntze

Scirpus monostachyus (L.) Kuntze

Scirpus schoenoides Roxb.

Xyris brasiliensis Spreng.

Common Name:

Fimbristylis ovata

General Information

Fimbristylis ovata is an erect, perennial grass-like plant with short rhizome. The stems are densely tufted, usually 15 - 40cm tall (occasionally to 60cm)[
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 sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
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

Widely spread through tropical and subtropical regions of the world, but absent from Australia.

Habitat

Dry or wet open grassland, open forests, coastal rock outcrops[
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.
]. Sunny or partly shaded grasslands, sandy heaths, roadsides, teak-forests, at elevations up to 900 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
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The flowering stems are plaited to make bangles, which are then placed on the wrist where they are said to relieve rheumatism[
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

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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