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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Fuirena ciliaris (L.) Roxb.
Roxburgh, W. (1832) Flora Indica; or descriptions of Indian Plants, by the late William Roxburgh. Edn. 2 1: 80. Type: ?.
Scirpus ciliaris L., Mantissa Plantarum 2: 182(1771), Type: Koenig s.n.
Tufted annual, 10-50 cm tall, obtusely trigonous and pubescent.
Inflorescence with 1-2 clusters on short pubescent peduncles in the upper axils; glumes obovate to oblong-obovate, hairy, awned, with a prominently 3-veined keel. Perianth biseriate, segments scaly, clawed, with 2 bristle segments.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 950 m. Grows along rivers and creeks in gallery rainforest also in moist to wet places in various types of woodland. Also from the Old World tropics.