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8. Carex sect. Surculosae Raymond, Mém. Jard. Bot. Montréal. 53: 21. 1959.

蘖枝薹草组 nie zhi tai cao zu

Authors: Shuren Zhang & Tetsuo Koyama

Culms lateral. Leaves radical or cauline, several radical leaves often forming a high shoot, leaf blades linear, less than 1 cm wide; cauline leaves and involucral bracts spathelike. Inflorescence branches only with 3-10 spikes.

Four species: E and SE Asia; three species (two endemic) in China.

1 Leaves densely hairy abaxially; utricles 2.5-3 mm, ovate-rhomboid, upper part with brownish red papillae.   32 C. kwangsiensis
+ Leaves glabrous; utricles 3.5-4 mm, elliptic or oblong, without papillae   (2)
2 (1) Utricles loosely hairy, beak ca. 1/3 length of utricle, orifice prominently 2-toothed; radical leaves shorter than culms; female glumes mucronate.   33 C. oligostachya
+ Utricles glabrous, beak ca. 1/2 length of utricle, orifice not prominently 2-toothed; radical leaves longer than culms; female glumes not mucronate.   34 C. tsiangii

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