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17a. Carex remota subsp. stewartii Kukkonen, Ann. Bot. Fenn. 21: 385, fig. 4b. 1984; Kukkonen in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 173: 205. 1998.

30-40 cm. Stem trigonous, smooth or slightly scabrous above. Sheaths 20-40 mm; ligule at margins more than 10 mm, in middle c. 0.3 mm, ciliate; blades flat or involute, adaxial side at base and along margins papillose. Spikes sometimes club-shaped; female glumes 2.2-2.3 x 1-1.5 mm, subacute to acute, margins eroded; utricles 2.5-2.7 x 0.9-1 mm, convex side obscurely to clearly nerved, other side nerveless, transparent, winged to base, upper part of wings scabrous, beak 0.6-0.9 mm, conspicuously winged. Nut 1.4-1.6 x 0.9 mm, yellow to orange.

Fl. Per.: August.

Type: Pakistan: Swat, near Kulali, 6000 ft, 19.8.1952, R.R. Stewart 24557 (RAW!).

Distribution: From E Afghanistan to Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh and, possibly, even further east.

Carex remota subsp. stewartii is reminiscent in habit subsp. remota, but geographically isolated. Best distinguishing characters of subsp. stewartii is the distinctly winged utricles. It belongs to group of closely related Asiatic taxa with winged utricles (cf. Kukkonen l.c. 1998).


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