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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/23/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/23/2012)
Species CYPERUS COMPRESSUS L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 46. 1753
Description Plants annual, slender, the culms tufted, 10-40 cm. high; leaves 1.5-3 mm. wide, the sheaths reddish; inflorescence of simple umbels, sessile or less commonly on short rays; spikelets 1-2.5 cm. long, 3-5 mm. wide, 12- to 30-flowered, green, rachilla not winged; achene obovoid, 1.5 mm. long, sharply trigonous, with thick- ened angles and concave sides, lustrous brown to black.
Distribution On sandy shores and wasteland. New York to Brazil and Bolivia; tropics of Old World.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Laguna de Chiriqui, Hart 75. CANAL ZONE: Gatuin, Standley 27322; Frijoles, Standley 3I474; Isthmus of Panama, 'Fendler 352; Gamboa, Standley 28470. PANAMA: Bella Vista, Killip I2038, 4042; Standley 25370; Las Sabanas, Standley 2583i; Panama, Standley 27682; Port Chame, Hitchcock 8i6o.
 
 
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