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319. Carex liqingii Tang & F. T. Wang ex S. Yun Liang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 33: 489. 1995.

立卿薹草 li qing tai cao

Rhizome very short. Culms ca. 26 cm tall, trigonous, smooth. Leaves longer than culm, blades broadly linear, 1-1.3 cm wide, flat, revolute, glabrous, upper margins scabrous, apex cuspidate. Involucral bracts shortly bladed, sheathing. Spikes 4, approximate; terminal spike male, clavate, cylindric, 2-4.5 cm; lateral spikes 3, female, cylindric, 2-2.5 × 0.5-0.7 cm, densely flowered; peduncles short. Female glumes red-brown, ovate, ca. 3 mm, margins narrowly pale hyaline, green 3-veined costa excurrent into a mucro. Utricles brown, longer than glume, obliquely patent, ovate-elliptic, ca. 5 mm (including beak), subleathery, glabrous, many veined, base shortly stipitate, apex gradually attenuate into a beak ca. 2 mm, orifice 2-lobed with sharp teeth. Nutlets yellow-brown, tightly enveloped, ovate, ca. 2 mm, trigonous with angles constricted at middle, faces concave at base, base shortly stipitate, apex abruptly contracted into a curved short beak, orifice annulate; style base thickened; stig-mas 3.

● Guangxi (Liucheng).


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