The Tribe Fuireneae is a member of the Subfamily Cyperoideae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Fuireneae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Tribe Fuireneae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (2): Fuirena · Schoenoplectus
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 270 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Tribe Fuireneae.
Herbs, annual or perennial, cespitose or not, rhizomatous or not, variously pubescent. Culms solitary or not, 3-5-angled in cross section. Leaves all cauline, polystichous, usually hairy, hair sometimes confined to junction of blade and sheath; sheaths closed, tubular; ligules tubular, scarious; blades sometimes absent or reduced to mucro or cusp, flat, or those mid culm strongly formed. Inflorescences of spikelets sessile in clusters of 2-5 (rarely solitary), the clusters sessile or pedunculate and terminal or racemose; spikelets to 150. Spikelets: scales 20-50, spirally arranged, proximal 1-2 scales empty, others subtending flower, some distal scales empty. Flowers bisexual; perianth (3-) 6 in sets of 3, outer set of stout, sharp bristles shorter than inner set of stipitate-bladed, spatulate scales, rarely inner set forked or pinnately lobed; stamens 1-3(-6), long-exserted; styles linear, 3-fid, articulate well distal to base, base usually persistent. Achenes trigonous-rhomboid. [more]
Schoenoplectus (Club-rush [Old World species], Bulrush or Tule [New World species]) is a genus of about 80 species of sedges with a cosmopolitan distribution. Note that the name bulrush is also applied to species in the unrelated genus Typha. The genus Schoenoplectus is closely related to Scirpus, and included in it by some botanists. [more]
At least 146 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Schoenoplectus.
More info about the Genus Schoenoplectus may be found here.
- Kral, R. 1978. A synopsis of Fuirena (Cyperaceae) for the Americas north of South America. Sida 7: 309-354.
- Robert Kral "Fuirena". in Flora of North America Vol. 23 Page 6, 32. Oxford University Press. Online at EFloras.org.
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