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33. Carex sect. Secalinae (O. Lang) O. Lang ex Kükenthal in Engler, Pflanzenr. 38(IV. 20): 679. 1909.

离穗薹草组 li sui tai cao zu

Authors: Lun-Kai Dai & Tetsuo Koyama

Carex [unranked] Secalinae O. Lang, Linnaea 24: 611. 1851.

Rhizome rather thick. Culms tufted, robust, triquetrous, leafy below middle part of culm, leaves rather stiff. Involucral bracts leaflike, longer than inflorescence, upper involucral bracts rather short, long sheathed. Spikes unisexual, upper 1-3 male, remaining spikes female, densely many flowered, with rather short peduncle. Female glumes scabrous on costa. Utricles plano-convex-trigonous, 5-10 mm, leathery, glabrous or scabrous, distinctly many veined, apex attenuate into a long beak, orifice slightly long 2-toothed. Style base not thickened; stigmas 3.

Three species: N Africa, Asia, Europe; one species in China.

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