Carex oligostachya

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Carex oligostachya


Leaves of the sterile shoots shorter than the flowering stems, stiffish, flat, rather abruptly acuminate, scabrid in the upper part, glaucous, 2-5 mm wide. Inflorescence a narrow panicle consisting of 6-12 head-like or racemose partial inflorescences, 10-50 cm long;


Asia-Tropical: Assam (Assam present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Atjeh present, Buton I present, Flores present, Lesser Sunda Is present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Negros present, S. China present, SE. Celebes present, Solomon Is present, Sumba present, Sumbawa present, Tapanuli present, Tonkin present, Upper Burma present
Assam, Upper Burma, S. China, Tonkin, through Malesia to the Solomon Is.; in Malesia: Sumatra (Atjeh, Tapanuli), Lesser Sunda Is. (Sumba, Sumbawa, Flores), Philippines (Luzon, Negros, Mindanao), SE. Celebes (Buton I.), New Guinea. According to Merrill, l.c., also in the Moluccas.


The utricles vary from wholly glabrous (C. breviceps Kuk.) to sparsely hispidulous above.
I have not seen C. breviceps var. recurvirostris , based on Clemens 8032 from NE. New Guinea, Morobe, Sattelberg. Stems 90 cm tall. Leaves 5-10 mm wide. Panicle 35 cm long. Spikelets longer, broadly oblong. Utricles green, subabruptly excurrent in a long, recurved beak.


Boott 1862: p. 107. – In: Ill.: t. 324, 325
Steud. 1855 – In: Syn.: 206
Nelmes 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 244
Steud. 1904 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 12
Kuk. 1940 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Btzg: 316
Clarke 1894 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 721
Raym. 1959 – In: Mem. Jard. Bot. Montreal: 22
Kuk. 1909: p. 289. – In: Pfl. R. Heft: f. 44
Camus 1922 – In: Fl. Gen. I.-C.: 193
Nelmes 1949: Kew Bull.: 378, 387
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 348
F.-Vill. 1882: Nov. App.: 310
Boeck. 1876 – In: Linnaea: 367
Nees 1955: Kew Bull.: 301
Nees 1955 – In: Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris n.s.: 95
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 141
S. T. Blake 1947 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 107
Steud. 1911 – In: Philip. J. Sc.: Bot. 61
Nees 1954 – In: Reinwardtia: 373
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 349
Steud. 1907 – In: Philip. J. Sc.: Bot. 108