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60. Carex sect. Physodeae Christ ex Kükenthal in Engler, Pflanzenr. 38(IV. 20): 118. 1909.

囊果薹草组 nang guo tai cao zu

Rhizome slender, long creeping. Involucral bracts glumelike. Spikes androgynous, congested in capitate inflorescence, oblong-ovate. Utricles thinly membranous, finally becoming strongly inflated bulliform, ca. 1 cm, veined, base rounded, apex with very short, obliquely truncate beak. Nutlets loosely enveloped; stigmas 2.

Three species: Europe (between lower Volga and lower Ural rivers) and arid and subarid areas of Asia; one species in China.

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