Carex cryptostachys

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Carex cryptostachys

Description

Leaves crowded on a short stem, much longer than the flowering stems, firm, flat, long-acuminate, scabrid on the margins, grey- or glaucous-green, 3-18 mm wide, surrounded at the base with fibrous remains of older leaves. Inflorescence racemiform or paniculiform, with 6-30 spikelets;

Distribution

Annam present, Aru Is present, Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), Banka present, E. Borneo present, Kwangtung present, Lesser Sunda Is present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, S. China present, Southern America: Argentina Northeast (Formosa present), Tonkin present, W. Java present
Formosa, Hainan, S. China (Kwangtung), Tonkin, Annam, Thailand, Queensland; in Malesia: Sumatra (also Banka), Malay Peninsula, W. Java, E. Borneo, Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao), Aru Is., New Guinea; the specimen in L from the Lesser Sunda Is. (leg. Ploem) is probably mislabelled.

Citation

Brongn. 1904 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 8
Ridl. 1925: p. 181. – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: f. 221
Back. 1949 – In: Bekn. Fl. Java, (em. ed.): fam. 246, p. 66
Elmer 1938 – In: Leafl. Philip. Bot.: 3526
Kuk. 1936 – In: Hochr., Candollea 6: 432
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 352
Brongn. 1959: p. 61. – In: Mem. Jard. Bot. Montreal: map p. 102, f. 34
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 137
Benth. 1861: Fl. Hongk.: 403
Raym. 1955: p. 151. – In: Nat. Canad.: f. 2
Ohwi 1936 – In: Mem. Coll. Sc. Kyoto Imp. Un.: 342
Kuk. 1909 – In: Pfl. R. Heft: 471
Boeck. 1876 – In: Linnaea: 327
Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 116
Akiyama 1955: Car. Far East. Reg. Asia: 176: t. 177
Kern 1968 – In: Back. & Bakh.f., Fl. Java 3: 491
Clarke 1894 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 714
Brongn. 1965 – In: Dansk Bot. Ark.: 258
Brongn. 1903 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 281
Boott 1860: p. 103. – In: Ill.: t. 310
Camus 1922: p. 195. – In: Fl. Gen. I.-C.: f. 27, 10-13
Nelmes 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 363