Fimbristylis ovata

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Fimbristylis ovata (Burm. f.) J. Kern
  • Synonyms : Fimbristylis monostachya (L.) Hassk., Carex ovata Burm. f.
  • Plant Family : Cyperaceae
  • Plant Form : Sedges
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Sarita Udyan

About Fimbristylis ovata Plant :

  • Habit : A shortly rhizomatous perennial sedge with stems thickened at the base.
  • Leaves : Linear, shorter than stems.
  • Inflorescence and Flowers :
    • 1-2 solitary spikelets, bracts very short.
    • Spikelets narrowly ovate, acute.
    • Glumes triangular-ovate, acute with pale scarious sides and curved green, shortly excurrent keel. Style smooth.
  • Fruit : Nut stipitate-orbicular, terete or somewhat ridged, covered by large warts except on the ridges.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : June onwards.