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14. Fuirena Rottb., Descr. Icon. Rar. Pl. 70. 1773; Kukkonen in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 173: 83. 1998.

Scirpoides Rottb., Descr. Pl. Rar. Progr.: 27. 1772, nomen inval. (ICBN Art. 43, Note 1).

Caespitose perennials. Stem straight or base ascending, with 4-7 elongated internodes, pubescent above. Leaves about as long as internodes; sheaths papillose or pubescent; ligule present; blades more or less pubescent. Inflorescence 3-4 overlapping spikes. Spikes with spirally arranged glumes. Flowers bisexual, perianth bristles (or scales) present or absent, stigmas 3. Nut with persistent style base.

A genus with c. 30 speices, distributed in warm regions; represented in Pakistan by one species.

Lower Taxon


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