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Useful Tropical Plants

Fimbristylis aestivalis

(Retz.) Vahl

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Cyperus amane Siebold

Fimbristylis leiocarpa Maxim.

Fimbristylis tokyoensis Makino

Fimbristylis tricholepis Miq.

Fimbristylis trimenii Hook.f.

Iria aestivalis (Retz.) Kuntze

Isolepis schomburghii Steud.

Scirpus aestivalis Retz.

Scirpus leiocarpus (Maxim.) Meinsh.

Common Name:

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General Information

Fimbristylis aestivalis is an erect, annual grass-like plant with fibrous roots. The slender stems are densely tufted, 3 - 20cm long[
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

Widespread in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia from India and China through to New Guinea, Australia and New Caledonia.

Habitat

In open damp places, in swamps, and especially as a weed in wet rice-fields, 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

Weed PotentialYes
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.15 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant has been recorded as a weed, especially amongst perennial crops and in 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

Combined with Cassia alata, the plant is used as a poultice on inflammations[
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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