Fimbristylis is a genus of sedges. A plant in this genus may be known commonly as a fimbry, fimbristyle, or fringe-rush. There are 200 to 300 species distributed worldwide. Several continents have native species but many species have been introduced to regions where they are not native. Some are considered weeds. These are typical sedges in appearance, with stiff, ridged stems and cone-shaped terminal panicles of spikelets. They are found in wet environments, and are most diverse in tropical and subtropical regions.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Fimbristylis dichotoma var tentsuki tentuki01.jpg
Fimbristylis dichotoma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Fimbristylis
  • Abildgaardia Vahl
  • Iria (Pers.) R.Hedw.
  • Echinolytrum Desv.
  • Aplostemon Raf.
  • Dichostylis P.Beauv. in T.G.Lestiboudois
  • Trichelostylis T.Lestib.
  • Abildgardia Rchb.
  • Gussonea J.Presl & C.Presl
  • Pogonostylis Bertol.
  • Campylostachys E.Mey. in J.F.Drège 1843, illegitimate homonym, not Campylostachys' Kunth 1832 (Stilbaceae)
  • Pseudocyperus Steud.
  • Mischospora Boeckeler
  • Iriha Kuntze
  • Tylocarya Nelmes

Selected species:


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  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. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 23 Page 200, 飘拂草属 piao fu cao shu, Fimbristylis Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 285. 1805.
  4. ^ Kral, R. 1971. A treatment of Abildgaardia, Bulbostylis and Fimbristylis (Cyperaceae) for North America. Sida 4: 57–227.
  5. ^ Flora of North America, Vol. 23 Page 121, Fimbristylis Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 285. 1805.
  6. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Fimbristylis includes photos plus distribution maps for Italy, Europe and North America
  7. ^ Nandakumar, T. (2018-04-03). "New plant species found in Western Ghats". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  8. ^ "Fimbristylis velata | New Zealand Plant Conservation Network". Retrieved 2017-11-02.

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