Fuirena welwitschii Ridl.
  • Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 161 (1884) 

Notes: Distribution: E. & S. Trop. Africa

General Description

Stems rather slender, closer together on the rhizome. Leaves narrower, upper scarcely 1/8 in. broad, very erect. Inflorescence usually reduced to 1 or 2 subterminal heads. Spikelets oblong-ellipsoid, about 1/6 in. broad, brownish. Glumes appearing more or less distinctly 5-ranked; otherwise as F. pubescens .


British Central Africa Urungu; Fwambo, 5250 ft., Nutt!

Nyasaland Shire Highlands, Buchanan! and without precise locality, Buchanan, 1435! 1442!

Angola Pungo Andongo; marshes near Quibanga, Welwitsch, 7108! Huilla; damp slopes of Morro de Monino, Welwitsch, 7109! near Lopollo, Welwitsch, 7114! dry hills near Eme, Welwitsch, 7115!


in Trans. Linn. Soc. ser. 2, Bot. ii. 161. —C. B. Clarke in Durand & Schinz, Conspect. Fl. Afr. v. 649, and in Trans. Linn. Soc. ser. 2, Bot. iv. 54; Rendle in Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. ii. 128.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Tropical Africa Angola
  • Malawi
  • Zambia


  • 1 Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 3 Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 Information From

Flora of Tropical Africa
Flora of Tropical Africa. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/efloras/
WCS higher taxonomy
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