Carex anomocarya

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Carex anomocarya


Leaves basal (rarely one in the middle of the stem), flat, weak, scabrid on the margins, 6-15(-20) mm wide. Inflorescence with 3-5 spikelets, erect;


Annam present, Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical, Dolok Singgalang present, G. Batu Lopang present, Mt Beser near Tjidadap present, N. Burma present, N. Sumatra present, NE. Thailand present, Priangan present, Tjadas Malang S. of Tjiandjur present, Toba present, Tonkin present, W. Java present
N. Burma, NE. Thailand, Tonkin, Annam, Hainan; in Malesia: N. Sumatra (E. Coast: Dolok Singgalang and G. Batu Lopang; Toba), W. Java (Priangan: Tjadas Malang S. of Tjiandjur; Mt Beser near Tjidadap).


Very near to C. harlandii , and possibly better treated as a race of that species. In C. harlandii the leaves are broader (up to 3 cm wide), the bracts much shorter, often not or hardly overtopping spikelet, the glumes of the male spikelet rounded at the apex and muticous, those of the female spikelets but shortly awned, the teeth of the utricles shorter (c. ½ mm long), and the beak of the nut slenderer, c. 1.5 mm long. It is known from South and Central China.


Kern 1968 – In: Back. & Bakh.f., Fl. Java 3: 489
Nelmes 1955 – In: Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris n.s.: 163
Back. 1949 – In: Bekn. Fl. Java, (em. ed.): fam. 246, p. 65
Gross 1938 – In: Notizbl. Berl.-Dahl.: 193
Nelmes 1965 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark.: 259
Raym. 1959: p. 66. – In: Mem. Jard. Bot. Montreal: f. 16, map p. 102, f. 32
Nelmes 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 383