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Published In: Contributions to the Botany of India 122. 1834. (Contr. Bot. India) Name publication detail

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Synonym Text: C. eminens Nees in Wight, Contr. Bot. Ind.: 122. 1834; C. myosurus Nees var. eminens (Nees) C.B. Clarke in Fl. Brit. Ind. 6: 723. 1894; R.R.Stewart, l.c. 723; Boott, Ill. Genus Carex 2: tab. 229, 230, 232. 1860.
Type: Syntypes: India, Madras, Wight 1913; “Ind. or. in montibus Dingigul”, 2000 ft, Wallich 3384.
Habitat: Damp open slopes. Fl.Per.: August-September.
Distribution: Distribution: From S. India to Kashmir, eastwards to Indonesia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Reported by Clarke (l.c. 723) and Kükenthal (l.c.) for Kashmir as C. myosurus Nees var. emineus Nees) C.B.Clarke. For variation of the species, see Kern & Nooteboom in Fl. Malesiana 9,1: 138. 1979 and Noltie in Fl. Bhutan 3,1: 381. 1994.


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Perennial, to 1.5 m. Stem up to 4 mm diam., noded with long internodes, obtusely trigonous. smooth. Rhizome conspicuous, rather short, lignified. Leaves as long as stem; sheaths long, reddish, finally reticulate fibrous; blades long-attenuate, 5-10 mm wide, flat or margins revolute, margins and adaxial side scabrous towards apex. Inflorescence large paniculodium, simple or with 5-9 partial inflorescences; spikes 4-6 cm, cylindrical, androgynous, female part 1/3-1/2 of spike length, lower spikes long pedunculate. Bracts with long sheats. Glumes 2.5-4 mm, oblong-ovate, mucronate to aristate, redding brown, hyaline margin narrow. Utricles 3-4.5 mm, subovoid to ellipsoid, slightly scabrous above, stipitate, lateral nerves prominent, hispid above; beak 0.7-1 mm, abruptly contracted, bifid. Stigmas 3. Nut 2-3 mm, ellipsoid to obovoid, trigonous.
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