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47. CAREX sect. RUPESTRES (Tuckerman) Mackenzie, N. Amer. Fl. 18: 219. 1935.

石薹草组 shi tai cao zu

Authors: Yancheng Tang, Shuren Zhang & Tetsuo Koyama

Carex [unranked] Rupestres Tuckerman, Enum. Meth. Caric. 8. 1843.

Inflorescence 1-spiked, terminal, androgynous, densely or sparsely flowered. Utricles broadly ovate to broadly elliptic, faintly veined, apex abruptly contracted into a short beak. Nutlet often with reduced rachilla at base; stigmas 3.

Twelve species: NW Africa, Asia, Europe, North America; two species in China.

1 Utricles submembranous; female glumes obtuse at apex.   463 C. argunensis
+ Utricles leathery; female glumes acute at apex.   464 C. obtusata

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