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24. CAREX sect. PANICEAE G. Don in Loudon, Hort. Brit. 376. 1830.

少花薹草组 shao hua tai cao zu

Authors: Lun-Kai Dai & Tetsuo Koyama

Rhizome stoloniferous. Culms usually slightly slender. Leaves much shorter than culm, rather narrow. Involucral bracts rather long sheathed. Spikes 3-6, unisexual; terminal spike male; lateral spikes female, rather remote, loosely flowered, pedunculate. Female glume usually mucronate. Utricles membranous or subleathery, inflated trigonous, glabrous, densely puncticulate, shortly beaked; style base not thickened or slightly thickened; stigmas 3.

Fourteen species: Asia, Europe, North and South America; one species in China.

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