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Eleocharis retroflexa (Poir.) Urb.

贝壳叶荸荠

Description from Flora of China

Scirpus retroflexus Poiret, Encycl. 6(2): 753. 1804; Eleocharis chaetaria Roemer & Schultes.

Annuals. Roots fibrous. Rhizomes and stolons absent. Culms often recurved, tufted, 2-16 cm tall or rarely more, filiform, soft, 5- or nearly 4-angled. Leaf sheaths 1 or 2, pale red, tubular, 2-12 mm; basalmost sheath bladeless; cauline sheaths usually with a glumelike blade at apex. Spikelet purplish red, ovoid, ca. 4 × 2 mm, slightly compressed, few flowered, sometimes proliferous. Basalmost glume empty, subelliptic, amplexicaul for whole spikelet base; fertile glumes green, broadly ovate, 2.8-3 × 1.8-2 mm, herbaceous, with a median keel, edge membranous, margin hyaline, apex acute to obtuse. Perianth bristles 6, nearly as long as nutlet, one on outer series shorter than nutlet, retrorsely spinulose. Stigmas 3. Nutlet yellowish, broadly obovoid, ca. 1.5 × 1 mm, 3-sided, angles prominently costate, reticulate to deeply pitted-reticulate with isodiametric epidermal cells, apex broadly truncate and not constricted; persistent style base pyramidal-acuminate, base as wide as to slightly narrower than nutlet. Fl. and fr. Jul-Nov.

Moist areas in fields. Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, N Thailand, Vietnam; Africa, tropical America, NE Australia, Pacific islands].

生活型: 草本

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 直立、密簇生、纤弱小草本;

花期: 4

生境: 见于苏村坑边湿处

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 单子叶植物纲


 

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