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51. CAREX sect. CAPITULIGERAE Kükenthal, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 495. 1899.

头穗薹草组 tou sui tai cao zu

Authors: Yancheng Tang, Shuren Zhang & Tetsuo Koyama

Inflorescence 1-spiked, terminal, androgynous, ovate to elliptic, densely flowered, male part rather short. Utricles ovate to elliptic, faintly veined on both surfaces, apex gradually attenuate into a short beak. Nutlet lenticular, without or with a very short rachilla at base; stigmas 2.

About three species: Asia, Europe, North America, austral South America; one species (endemic) in China.

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