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15e. CYPERUS Linnaeus subg. DICLIDIUM (Schrader ex Nees) C. B. Clarke, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 21: 34. 1884.

Diclidium Schrader ex Nees in C. F. P. von Martius et al., Fl. Bras. 2(1): 51. 1842; Cyperus subg. Torulinium (Desvaux) K√ľkenthal; Torulinium Desvaux

Culms and leaves with Kranz (chlorocyperoid) anatomy. Inflorescences: spikes loose to dense, ovoid to cylindric; rachilla articulate at base of each scale. Spikelets: mature spikelets breaking into 1-fruited segments, each including internode of rachilla; floral scales persistent, achene clasped by rachilla wings. Flowers: stamens 3; stigmas 3. Achenes trigonous, slightly dorsiventrally flattened.

Species 8 (2 in the flora): pantropical and warm-temperate regions.

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