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66. CAREX sect. OVALES Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 394. 1837.

卵果薹草组 luan guo tai cao zu

Rhizome short. Involucral bracts glumelike, lowest ones sometimes narrowly leaflike. Spikes 4-16(-20), gynaecandrous, disposed in densely spicate or capitate inflorescence. Female glumes ovate or oblong-ovate. Utricles ovate or ovate-lanceolate, plano-convex, 3-4 × 1-1.5 mm, membranous, veined or nerveless, margins with a narrow or broad wing, beak ± elongate, shortly 2-toothed, deeply bifid abaxially. Nutlets brown, obovoid-oblong or oblong, flatly biconvex, smooth, shortly beaked and stipitate; stigmas 2.

About 80 species: N Africa, temperate zone of Asia, Europe, North and South America; two species in China.

1 Inflorescence 2.5-6 cm; spikes pale green, 10-16, lower ones distant.   518 C. maackii
+ Inflorescence 2-2.5 cm; spikes brown, 4-7, contiguous.   519 C. leporina

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