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Pakistan | Family List | Pakistan V. 206 | Cyperaceae | Fimbristylis

2. Fimbristylis woodrowi C.B. Clarke, Bull. Misc. Inf. 227. 1898; J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 34: 68. 1898; K.M. Matthew, Fl. Tamilnadu Carnatic 4: Pl. xxx 1988.

Annual, to 30 cm, in small tufts. Roots fibrous. Stem 0.6-0.8 mm wide, obtusely angular to compressed, grey-green, strongly nerved, papillose between veins, scabrous above. Leaves to stem length; sheaths up to 30 mm, soft, green or yellowish, mouth margin concave; ligule a fringe of hairs up to 0.3 mm; blades up to 0.7 mm wide, flat, soft, flexuous, grey-green, both sides strongly nerved, cells of adaxial side large, smooth, on abaxial side papillose, margins scabrous especially towards apex. Inflorescence 20-45 x 20-40 mm, a globose anthelodium of c. 50 spikes; 3-5 bracts foliose, lowest to as long as inflorescence, primary branches 5-8, up to 30 mm, ending in a single spike or secondary anthelodium of 2-5 spikes, in large inflorescences secondary branches to 10 mm with tertiary anthelodia of to 5 spikes; ultimate branches ending in single spikes 2.5-4 x up to 1.5 mm, ovoid to ellipsoid, acute, brown, with 10-20 glumes; glumes 1.1-1.5 mm, trigonous, strongly cymbiform, keeled, mid-nerve excurrent to pronounced mucro, smooth or with some barbs, sides nerve-less, brown, smooth; stamens 1, anther 0.3 mm; stigmas 3. Nut 0.4-0.5 x 0.3-0.4 mm, obovate to globose, reticulate, epidermal cells in vertical rows, much wider than long, somewhat tuberculate, white.

Fl. Per.: October.

Type: India, Bombay, Bhandalla, Woodrow s.n.

In open, sandy, seasonally wet places; Distribution: from SE Pakistan to S. India.

A new record for Pakistan.


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