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Genus Ficinia Family Cyperaceae

Description: Perennial, tufted or rhizomatous sedges.

Leaf blades often poorly developed.

Inflorescences terminal, spikelets clustered in dense heads or panicle-like. Style 3-fid.

Small hypogynous disc (gynophore) often falling attached to the base of the achene.


Distribution and occurrence: One species in coastal NSW; also Vic, Tas, SA, WA; New Zealand; most species (c. 70) in Africa (Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar).

Text by KL Wilson (Oct 2006)
Taxon concept: KL Wilson (Oct 2006)

One species in NSW: Ficinia nodosa

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