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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 52. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus with c. 20 species, mainly distributed in North Temperate and Arctic regions; represented in Pakistan by only one species.


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Caespitose or stoloniferous perennials, to 80 cm. Leaves basal or subbasal, shorter than stem; reduced leaves often on lower half of stem. Inflorescence a spike or a small multiple spike; spikes with numerous spirally arranged glumes and bisexual flowers; perianth bristles numerous, in fruiting stage finally to 4-5 cm long, white or brownish; stigmas and stamens mostly 3.
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