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26. Carex longicruris Nees, Contr. Bot. India. 124. 1834; C. B. Clarke, l.c. 705; R.R.Stewart, l.c. 78.

Tufted perennial. Stem up to 150 cm. Leaves subbasal, to equaling stem, blades 3-4 mm wide. Inflorescence drooping, with terminal and up to 12 lateral partial inflorescences; bracts shorter than their partial inflorescence; partial inflorescences formed by (1-)2 to several peduncled spikes extending from the sheath of bract, longer frequently branched; spikes 1.2-2 cm, all androgynous; female glumes 2.5-3 mm, lanceolate, acute, sides scarious with brown margins; utricles c. 3.9 x 1 mm, ellipsoid, biconvex, glabrous; beak c. 1.5 mm, bidentate. Stigmas 2.

Fl. Per.: September.

Type: Kashmir: Kishtwar, Royle 93.

Moist cliffs in forested slopes; Distribution: From Kashmir and Bhutan to Sri Lanka.

Reported from Kashmir by C. B. Clarke, l.c. and K√ľkenthal, l.c.


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