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214. Carex fulvorubescens Hayata, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo. 30: 283. 1911.

茶色薹草 cha se tai cao

Rhizome short. Culms 10-35 cm tall, erect, trigonous, scabrous, clothed at base with purple-brown sheaths eventually disintegrating into parallel fibers. Leaves longer than culm, blades linear, 1.5-5 mm wide, flattish plicate, ± stiff. Lower involucral bracts setaceous, sheathing, upper involucral bracts glumelike, sheathless. Spikes 4-9, subfastigiate; terminal spike male, rarely gynaecandrous, linear or linear-cylindric, 1-12 cm; lateral spikes female or androgynous, linear, 1-10 cm, subdensely many flowered. Female glumes dark brown or golden brown, lanceolate-ovate, 2-5 mm, membranous, upper margins ciliate, apex acute. Utricles longer than glume, erect, linear-oblong or lanceolate, compressed trigonous, 4-8 mm, membranous, sparsely pubescent, ciliate on margins, finely many veined, base gradually attenuate into a short stipe, apex gradually narrowed to a long curved beak, orifice deeply 2-toothed. Nutlets ovate-oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, base with a long, filiform stipe 2-3 mm; style slender, base not markedly thickened; stigmas 3.

● Sandy or rocky slopes in montane regions. Taiwan.

1 Leaves rather narrow, 1.5-3 mm wide; male spike 2-4 cm, female spikes 1-3 cm; female glumes dark brown.   214a subsp. fulvorubescens
+ Leaves rather broad, 3-5 mm wide; male spike up to 12 cm, female spikes up to 10 cm; female glumes golden brown.   214b subsp. longistipes

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