Carex malaccensis

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Carex malaccensis


Leaves basal and subbasal shorter to longer than the stems, stiff, strongly revolute when dry, long-attenuate, greyish green or glaucous, scabrous-asperous in the apical part, 2-6 mm wide; Inflorescence racemiform, consisting of 1-4 remote, subglobose or pyramidal heads on short (the lowest rather long), smooth or scabrid peduncles, each head composed of 1-4 crowded, sessile spikelets.


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Kedah present, Langkawi Is present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Kedah, Langkawi Is.).


Like Fimbristylis malayana Ohwi this interesting species is apparently endemic in the Langkawi Is., here exclusively growing on limestone. Ridley (l.c.) recorded it for Thailand, but it is not mentioned for that country either by Nelmes or Raymond.
Its nearest ally is C. leucantha Arn. ex Boott.


Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 183
C. B. Clarke 1904 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 9
Kuk. 1909 – In: Pfl. R. Heft: 289
Nelmes 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 257
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 116