Fimbristylis leptoclada

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Fimbristylis leptoclada


Annual (?), glabrous except for the glumes. Leaves basal, usually much shorter than the stems, flat but narrow, rather abruptly acuminate, with scabrid margins, 1-2½ mm wide; Inflorescence simple, sometimes head-like, consisting of 1-7 small clusters of spikelets, 1-2 cm across. Stamens 1(-2);


Amboina present, Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Ceylon present, Culion present, Flores present, Lesser Sunda Is present, Luzon present, Malacca present, N. Borneo present, P. Penang present, Pahang present, Palawan present, Peninsular Thailand present, S. China present, Setul present, W. Borneo present
Ceylon, Peninsular Thailand, Indo-China, S. China; in Malesia: Sumatra (E. Coast and W. Coast Res.), Malay Peninsula (Setul, Pahang, Malacca, P. Penang, Singapore), Lesser Sunda Is. (Flores), N. Borneo and W. Borneo, Philippines (Luzon, Culion, Palawan). The collection from the Moluccas (Amboina, ROBINSON 1901 in US) may be mislabelled as all other specimens of this number examined belong to F. dichotoma.


The only known New Guinean collection differs from the typical variety (var. leptoclada) and may be distinguished as: var. etuberculata KERN.


Clarke 1893 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 647
Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 159
CAMUS 1912 – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C.: 118
Merr. 1921: En. Borneo: 61
Benth. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 124
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 96
BOECK. 1871 – In: Linnaea: 46