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Fimbristylis ferruginea (L.) Vahlit is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte tufted (short-lived) herb 0,24-1,1 m tall with short rhizome, forming clumps 60 cm wide, culms compressed, 1-2 mm, leaf sheaths greyish pale brown or brown, blades 9-30 cm long, 1-2 mm wide. inflorescence open or less so and sometimes subcapitate, 2-4 cm long, 2-2,5 cm wide, spikelets few to many, shortly stalked to sessile or subsessile, brown or greyish, 0,5-1,8 cm long, 3-5 mm,  glumes reddish-brown, densely set with short whitish hairs in upper part, 1-2 mm long, nutlet biconvex.  Life Form: He,   Flowering in: May-Nov,   Vern:———-,   Phytochoria: Tro+S.Tro, The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical to Caucasus.   Notes: Wild in Libya, Rare Species, confined to southern parts only.

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Distribution in Libya
Fezzan area Ghat area 
W. of  Fezzan 1934 Ghat area, Al-Barkat 1934


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1985) Flora of Libya, Cyperaceae  Vol.  (120) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files