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Useful Tropical Plants

Fimbristylis squarrosa

Vahl

Cyperaceae


This species is closely related to Fimbristylis aestivalis and has at times been united with it[
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
].

+ Synonyms

Bulbostylis hirta (Thunb.) Svenson

Cyperus hirtus Thunb.

Fimbristylis aestivalis esquarrosa (Makino) T.Koyama

Fimbristylis aestivalis squarrosa (Vahl) T.Koyama

Fimbristylis comata Nees

Fimbristylis ecklonii Nees

Fimbristylis hirta (Kunth) Roem. & Schult.

Fimbristylis hispidula canina Schltdl.

Fimbristylis makinoana Ohwi

Fimbristylis michelii Bubani

Fimbristylis nana Roth

Fimbristylis propinqua R.Br.

Fimbristylis squarrosa velata (R.Br.) C.B.Clarke ex Cheeseman

Fimbristylis velata R.Br.

Iria squarrosa (Vahl) Kuntze

Iria velata (R.Br.) Kuntze

Isolepis glaucescens Schrad.

Isolepis hirta Kunth

Pogonostylis squarrosus (Vahl) Bertol.

Scirpus aestivalis Wall.

Scirpus cornatus C.Wright

Scirpus hirtus (Kunth) Poir.

Scirpus propinquus (R.Br.) Poir.

Scirpus squarrosus (Vahl) Poir.

Scirpus velatus (R.Br.) Poir.

Common Name:

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General Information

Fimbristylis squarrosa is an erect, annual, grass-like plant with fibrous roots. The slender stems are densely tufted, 10 - 25cm 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 sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

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 and subtropical regions from Africa, through Asia (but absent from Malaysia) to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Habitat

Open, wet places[
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.
]. Shores of lakes, on wet sandy soil, at elevations up to 1,600 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 *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the plant is used to treat a sore throat[
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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