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Published In: The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts 114. 1756. (10 Mar 1756) (Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A small genus with 2 species, 1 North American and 1 cosmopolitan; represented in Pakistan by Cladium mariscus (L.) Pohl subsp. mariscus.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Cladium is readily distinguished by its noded, terete, hollow stem. Its spike structure resembles to that of Schoenus.


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Stoloniferous perennials; stem noded, terete, cauline eaves several, pseudo-dorsiventral, glaucous, very scabrous; inflorescence formed by several axillary, branched partial inflorescences, which mostly not overlapping; cluster of spikes by 3-15 spikes on tip of ultimate branches, sessile or with short peduncles; spikes fusiform, lowest 2 or more glumes sterile, in axils of the next two glumes uni- or bisexual flower; nut fusiform, at its base more or less differentiated disc.
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