Fuirena umbellata (PROSEA)
Fuirena umbellata Rottb.
- Family: Cyperaceae
Fuirena quinquangularis Hassk., F. philippinensis Gand.
- Indonesia: jukut wawalingian (Sundanese), kasabon (Javanese), rumput baku buluh (Indonesian)
- Malaysia: rumput kelukut, rumput lidah bengkerang, rumput buku buloh (Peninsular)
- Papua New Guinea: sinbora (Orokaiva)
- Thailand: ya-samkhom (Chiang Mai)
- Vietnam: cỏ cứng hoa tán.
Widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics, including South-East Asia.
Ploughed in as a green manure in rice fields.
Sturdy perennial plant with short rhizomes, up to 110 cm tall. Stem conspicuously 4-5-angled, leafy. Leaves flat, (5-)8-15(-25) mm wide, with 5 prominent nerves. Spikelets densely clustered in a terminal and several axillary inflorescences; glumes pilose, awned; perianth segments obovate, narrowed at base. F. umbellata is common in open wet locations, sometimes in secondary forest, up to 1800 m altitude.
51, 27, 148, 174.
M.S.M. Sosef & L.J.G. van der Maesen