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67. Carex sect. Planatae Akiyama, Carices Far East. Reg. Asia. 67. 1955.

高秆薹草组 gao gan tai cao zu

Rhizome short. Lower involucral bracts leaflike, longer than inflorescence. Inflorescence with upper spikes approximate, middle and lower ones remote; spikes gynaecandrous (sometimes terminal spike all female), ovate, densely flowered. Utricles ovate or elliptic, spongy. Nutlets loosely enveloped.

Four species: E and SE Asia; two species in China.

1 Utricles smaller, ca. 2.5 mm; nutlet elliptic.   520 C. alta
+ Utricles larger, 3-3.5 mm; nutlet oblong to oblong-ovate.   521 C. craspedotricha

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