Carex eremostachya

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Carex eremostachya


Leaves subbasal, as long as to longer than the stems, flat, shortly attenuate, glabrous, scabrid on margins and nerves towards the apex, 2-3 mm wide, the lower ones reduced to brown, entire, bladeless or short-bladed sheaths.


9 km NE of Lake Habbema present, Asia-Tropical, W. New Guinea present
Malesia: W. New Guinea, 9 km NE of Lake Habbema; only known from the type collection.


Closely allied to C. rhizopoda Maxim. from Japan, which is however clearly distinct by its more flaccid, usually broader leaves, and its longer, oblong-cylindric spikelet with pale green glumes much shorter than the utricles.


S. T. Blake 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 412
Nelmes 1949: Kew Bull.: 381