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473. Carex kirinensis F. T. Wang & Y. L. Chang, Fl. Pl. Herb. Chin. Bor.-Orient. 11: 207. 1976.

吉林薹草 ji lin tai cao

Rhizome short. Culms tufted, ca. 20 cm tall, smooth, surrounded at base by pale brown to brown leaf sheaths. Leaves shorter than culm, blades 0.5-0.8 mm wide, hairlike, soft. Inflorescence 1-spiked, terminal, androgynous, subspherical, ca. 5 mm; male part very indistinct, 2- or 3-flowered; most of spike female, 5-10-flowered. Female glumes pale brown laterally, ovate-oblong to oblong, ca. 2 mm, 1-3-veined. Utricles horizontally patent at maturity, slightly longer than glume, elliptic, obscurely trigonous, ca. 2 mm, abaxially distinctly veined, adaxially faintly veined, apex abruptly constricted into a short beak, orifice minutely 2-toothed. Nutlet tightly enclosed, oblong, trigonous, ca. 1.5 mm; style base not thickened; stigmas 3.

● Broad-leaved and needle-leaved mixed forests. Heilongjiang, Jilin.


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