Fimbristylis dura

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Fimbristylis dura


Glabrous perennial with stout, short, woody rhizome. Leaves distichous, somewhat shorter than to as long as the stems, coriaceous. flat, gradually narrowed to the rather abruptly acuminate apex, with prominent midrib and serrulate- scabrous margins, glaucous or greyish green, 3-8 mm wide; Inflorescence decompound, large, loose, diffuse, with numerous spikelets, up to 20 by 10 cm. Stamens 3 (or in some flowers 2);


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Central Java present, Malesia, here restricted to the Western part present, SE. Asia present, W. Java present
SE. Asia, from India, Thailand and Indo-China to Malesia, here restricted to the Western part: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, W. Java, very rare in Central Java, Borneo.


According to BURKILL, Dict., in Pahang used as a medicine ('ubat meroyan') after child-birth.


Similar to stout forms of the polymorphic F. complanata, but readily distinguishable by the long involucral bracts and the eligulate leaves.


Clarke 1893 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 643
BACK. 1949 – In: Bekn. Fl. Java, (em. ed.): fam. 246. p. 25
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 96
Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 158
KERN 1968 – In: Back. & Bakh.f., Fl. Java 3: 464
CAMUS 1912 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C.: 113
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 312
Koord. 1911 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 199
STEUD. 1855 – In: Syn.: 104