Rhynchospora gracillima

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Rhynchospora gracillima


Perennial (always?). Leaves shorter than the stems, setaceous, canaliculate, scaberulous at the apex, ½-1(-1½) wide. Inflorescence very loose, consisting of 1-3 distant, up to 4 cm long corymbiform anthelas subtended by short, setaceous, sheathing bracts; Flowers bisexual, upper one(s) tabescent. Stamens 2-3 (?);


Asia-Tropical: Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Atjeh present, Australasia, Ceylon present, Dompta present, Khasia present, Madagascar present, N. Queensland present, NE. New Guinea present, Nicobars present, Res. Menado present, S. China present, SE. Asia present, Sepik Distr present, Tapanuli present, Tropical Africa present, W. Coast Res present, W. New Guinea present
Tropical Africa, Madagascar, SE. Asia (Ceylon, Khasia, Nicobars, Thailand, S. China), Australia (N. Queensland); in Malesia: Sumatra (Atjeh, Tapanuli, W. Coast Res.), Celebes (Res. Menado), W. New Guinea (Dompta), NE. New Guinea (Sepik Distr.).


The plants from continental Africa and Madagascar may be distinguished as R. gracillima subsp. subquadrata (CHERM.) J. RAYNAL — They differ from the Asian plants only by the number of transverse ridges on the nut.


KERN 1955 – In: Blumea. p 162
BOECK. 1873 – In: Linnaea. p 597
DOMIN 1915: p. 469. – In: Bibl. Bot. f. 103
THWAITES 1909: Ill. Cyp. f. 6-7
KÜK. 1951 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 273
Clarke 1893 – In: Fl. Br. Ind. p 671