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Useful Tropical Plants

Fimbristylis schoenoides

(Retz.) Vahl

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Abildgaardia nervosa J.Presl & C.Presl

Eleogiton monostachya (J.Koenig ex Roxb.) A.Dietr.

Fimbristylis bispicata (J.Koenig ex Roxb.) Nees & Meyen

Fimbristylis inconstans Steud.

Fimbristylis kagiensis Hayata

Fimbristylis kunthiana Ridl.

Fimbristylis longifolia S.T.Blake

Iria bispicata (J.Koenig ex Roxb.) Kuntze

Iria schoenodes (Retz.) Kuntze

Isolepis bispicata (J.Koenig ex Roxb.) Schult.

Isolepis monostachya (J.Koenig ex Roxb.) Spreng.

Isolepis rariflora Schrad.

Scirpus bispicatus J.Koenig ex Roxb.

Scirpus monostachyos J.Koenig ex Roxb.

Scirpus schoenoides Retz.

Common Name:

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General Information

Fimbristylis schoenoides is an erect, perennial, grass-like plant with short rhizomes. It can grow up to 45cm tall with densely tufted stems[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The plant is often used as a green manure in rice fields.

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

Tropical Africa - Senegal to Gabon and in Tanzania; E. Asia - China and Indian subcontinent to Philippines, Indonesia, northern Australia.

Habitat

Wet, open grasslands; rice fields; wet forest floors[
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.
]. Locally common in open grassland and fallow rice fields, especially on permeable soils, at elevations up to 400 metres[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.35 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant is a weed of rice fields[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

When growing as a weed, the plant is often ploughed into the soil as a green manure[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
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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