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Ficinia nodosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Ficinia
  • Melancranis Vahl
  • Hypolepis P.Beauv. ex Lestib.
  • Hemichlaena Schrad.
  • Acrolepis Schrad.
  • Hypophialium Nees
  • Pleurachne Schrad.
  • Schoenidium Nees
  • Sickmannia Nees
  • Desmoschoenus Hook.f.
  • Anthophyllum Steud.

Ficinia is a genus of tufted or rhizotamous sedges. There are around 70 recognised species in Africa, three species (Ficinia ambigua, Ficinia anomala and Ficinia spiralis) that occur in New Zealand and a single species Ficinia nodosa that occurs in Australia.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Genus Ficinia". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ Landcare Research New Zealand Limited. "Cyperaceae" (HTML). New Zealand Plant Names Database. Landcare Research Allan Herbarium and New Zealand Plant Names Database. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  4. ^ Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  5. ^ Levyns, Margaret Rutherford Bryan. 1947. Journal of South African Botany 13: 68