Carex cruciata

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Carex cruciata

Description

Leaves (sub)coriaceous, mostly basal but 1-3 higher on the stem, much exceeding to shorter than the stems, linear, long- attenuate, flat or with revolute margins, scabrid on the margins and the nerves, (3-)5-14 mm wide. Inflorescence a slender, usually much elongated, interrupted, decompound, ferrugineous or stramineous panicle up to 70 cm long;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: India present, Ryu Kyu Is present, S. China present, SE. Asia present, Southern America: Argentina Northeast (Formosa present)
Widely spread, from India through SE. Asia to S. China, Formosa and the Ryu Kyu Is.; throughout Malesia.

Notes

Several collections from Sumatra: van Borssum Waalkes 2753, Bunnemeijer 2530 (type of C. buennemeijeri Nelmes), 3644, 3880, 4126, 4651, are intermediate between var. cruciata and var. rafflesiana.

Citation

Wahlenb. 1955 – In: Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris n.s.: 129
Clarke 1894 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 715
Nelmes 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 277
Kuk. 1909 – In: Pfl. R. Heft: 265
Koyama 1962 – In: J. Fac. Sc. Un. Tokyo: 153
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 118
Wahlenb. 1904 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 9
Ohwi 1936 – In: Mem. Coll. Sc. Kyoto Imp. Un. B: 460
Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 185
Raym. 1965 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark.: 254
Kuk. 1940 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Btzg: 315
Camus 1912: p. 189. – In: Fl. Gen. I.-C.: f. 27, 5-9
Raym. 1959 – In: Mem. Jard. Bot. Montreal: 46
Kern 1968 – In: Back. & Bakh.f., Fl. Java 3: 492