Schoenus curvulus

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Schoenus curvulus


Perennial with short rhizome. Leaves filiform, rigid, canaliculate, scaberulous on the margins, up to 1 mm wide; Inflorescence racemose, narrow, very loose, 6-10(-15) cm long, consisting of 3-4 fascicles of branches. Stamens 3, anthers yellow, 2-3 mm long, with distinctly (c. ⅓ mm) produced connective.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Latimodjong Mts present, Mt Bonthain present, Mt Kinabalu present, N. Borneo present, SW. Celebes present
Malesia: N. Borneo (Mt Kinabalu), SW. Celebes (Mt Bonthain, Latimodjong Mts), New Guinea.


“In his original description, F. v. Mueller lays considerable stress on the curved or twisted stems and leaves, but the appearance of the specimens suggests that the twisting is due to the method of collecting or their preparation.” S. T. BLAKE, l.c.
KÜKENTHAL referred S. curvulus and S. kinabaluensis to different sections. I fail to find any differential character of sectional or even specific value between the two. This opinion is supported by the fact that BRASS 4672 and 5006, from New Guinea, according to KÜKENTHAL belonging to S. kinabaluensis, are rightly referred to S. curvulus by S. T. BLAKE. AS S. curvulus is closely related to S. maschalinus, I placed it in sect. Helothrix.


Ridl. 1906 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc.: 225
KÜK. 1940 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Btzg: 305
Merr. 1921: En. Born.: 62
F.v.M. 1940 – In: Fedde, Rep. 48: 248
VALCK. SUR. 1912 – In: Nova Guinea: 707
Merr. 1921: En. Born.: 62
F.v.M. 1938 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 260
F.v.M. 1940 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Btzg: 305
S. T. BLAKE 1948 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 91
Clarke 1899: Kew Bull.: 114
VALCK. SUR. 1912 – In: Nova Guinea: 707
KÜK. 1938 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 260
KÜK. 1938 – In: Fedde, Rep. 44: 76