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10c. Scleria ciliata Michaux var. glabra (Chapman) Fairey, Castanea. 32: 48. 1967.

Scleria pauciflora Muhlenberg ex Willdenow var. glabra Chapman, Fl. South. U.S., 532. 1860; S. brittonii Core

Culms slender, glabrous. Leaves short, 2 mm wide, glabrous. Bracts glabrous. Staminate spikelets many flowered, clusters more than 1 cm. Tubercles entire or 2-lobed. Achenes 2–3 mm.

Fruiting spring–fall. Wet to dry sandy soil of thickets, pinelands, and disturbed areas; 0–300 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex.; West Indies (Cuba).

Scleria ciliata var. glabra is restricted to the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains; it grows primarily on the outer Coastal Plain.


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