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68. CAREX sect. STELLULATAE (Kunth) Christ, Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique. 24(2): 18. 1885.

星穗薹草组 xing sui tai cao zu

Carex [unranked] Stellulatae Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 399. 1837.

Rhizome short. Culms caespitose. Involucral bracts usually glumelike. Spikes numerous, gynaecandrous, stellate at maturity. Utricles ovate or ovate-lanceolate, plano-convex, membranous to subleathery, base spongy. Nutlets tightly enveloped, ovate; stigmas 2.

About 20 species: mostly in North America, also in Asia, Australia, Europe, New Guinea, and Pacific islands (Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand); two species in China.

1 Utricles small, 3-3.5 mm, nerveless on both faces (rarely 1- or 2-veined abaxially); nutlets narrowly ovate.   522 C. basilata
+ Utricles longer, 4.5-5 mm, conspicuously veined abaxially, few veined adaxially; nutlets ovate-elliptic.   523 C. omiana

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