Fimbristylis pauciflora

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Fimbristylis pauciflora


Perennial (always ?), glabrous. Leaves all reduced to membranous, obliquely truncate, ferrugineous sheaths not disinte- grating into reticulate fibres, or 1-2 with a short filiform blade sometimes up to 6 cm long; Inflorescence consisting of a single terminal spikelet. Stamens 1-2(-3);


Anambas present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), Banka present, Billiton present, Carolines present, Ceram present, Lingga Arch present, Mergui present, N. Australia present, Natuna Is present, Riouw Arch present, Ryu Kyu Is present, Ternate present
Mergui, Thailand, Indo-China, Ryu Kyu Is., Carolines, N. Australia and Queensland; in Malesia: Sumatra (incl. Riouw Arch., Lingga Arch., Banka and Billiton), Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Anambas and Natuna Is., Moluccas (Ternate, Am- boina, Ceram), New Guinea. A collection said to be from Java (HORSFIELD 89, BM) was probably mislabelled.


In some parts of the Malay Peninsula, as in Penang, it makes a fair proportion of the weeds in the rice-fallows which are ploughed in for green manure (BURKILL).


BENTHAM'S description of F.pumila, which does not well accord with F. pauciflora, may partly refer to F. acicularis. The type collection (Amboina, leg. BARCLAY) is a mixture of the two species.


STEUD. 1855 – In: Syn.: 106
KUK. 1943 – In: Mitt. Thur. Bot. Ver. N.F.: 9
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 315
STEUD. 1855 – In: Syn.: 106
Benth. 1878 – In: Fl. Austr.: 303
Clarke 1893 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 633
R.BR. 1922 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: f. 249
BOECK. 1871 – In: Linnaea: 23
Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 154
Koord. 1911 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 198
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 314
S. T. BLAKE 1954 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 210
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 90
CAMUS 1912: p. 98. – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C.: f. 13, 10