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2. Carex sect. Mundae Kükenthal in Engler, Pflanzenr. 38(IV. 20): 254. 1909.

秀丽薹草组 xiu li tai cao zu

Authors: Shuren Zhang & Tetsuo Koyama

Inflorescence racemose. Spikes 3-8, bisexual, androgynous, long pedunculate, single or binate, terminal one usually 1- or 2-branched at base, branched spike arising from utriculiform cladoprophyll with a female flower inside, others arising from involucral bract sheaths. Rachilla often present at nutlet base.

Four species: Himalayas and adjacent China; two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Rhizome creeping; spikes 3-7, lowest one single, middle ones binate, upper ones binate or ternate; utricle elliptic, glabrous; leaf blade 2.5-3.5 mm wide; basal persistent sheaths pale brown.   2 C. munda
+ Rhizome not creeping; spikes 5 or 6, all single; utricle obovate-lanceolate, pubescent; leaf blade 1-2 mm wide; basal persistent sheaths dark brown.   3 C. yulungshanensis

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