Carex palawanensis

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Carex palawanensis


Leaves basal and one half-way up the stem, exceeding the stem, long-attenuate, rigid, with revolute margins, scabrid in the upper part, grey-green with a metallic hue, 3-7 mm wide; Inflorescence spiciform (or almost so when its lowest node bears 2 spikelets), 2-4 cm long.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Sabah present), Lahad Datu present, Mt Pulgar present, Mt Silam present, N. Borneo present, Palawan present, SW. Philippines present, Sandakan present
Malesia: N. Borneo (Sabah: Lahad Datu, Mt Silam; Sandakan) and SW. Philippines (Palawan: Mt Pulgar).


Only known from the type collection, Elmer 13146 from Palawan and SAN 37905 and 43845 from Sabah.


Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 140
Kuk. 1954 – In: Reinwardtia: 374
Nelmes 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 263