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16. Eleocharis setulosa P. C. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 12: 11. 1990.

短刚毛针蔺 duan gang mao zhen lin

Perennials. Culms 7-11 cm tall, slender, smooth. Leaf sheaths 2, basally reddish brown and apically yellowish, 0.8-1.8 cm, mouth obliquely truncate, apex acuminate. Spikelet ovoid to ± narrowly ovoid, 3-4 mm, 4-6-flowered. Basalmost glume empty, amplexicaul for 1/2 or more of spikelet base; fertile glumes reddish brown, oblong, 1.9-2.1 mm, membranous, margin white and hyaline, apex obtuse. Perianth bristles 2-5, 1/4-1/2 as long as nutlet, retrorsely spinulose. Stigmas 3. Nutlet straw-colored to green, oblong to obovoid-oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, obtusely 3-sided, with longitudinal rows of oblong epidermal cells; persistent style base straw-colored, deltoid, base ca. 1/2 as wide as nutlet, apex attenuate.

● Alpine meadows; 3100-3200 m. NW Yunnan (Zhongdian).


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