Fimbristylis (weeds)

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Fimbristylis (weeds) Vahl

This genus of sedges contains around 300 species which are found predominantly in tropical and subtropical regions, e.g. they are common in southern Asia. The sedges prefer a wet environments and rice is the most commonly affected crop. The inflorescences develop at the end of the stems. The name "Fimbristylis" refers to the fringed style of some species.

Type species: Fimbristylis dichotoma


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: