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Key to families | Table of families and genera
1. Stem 5–14 mm wide at base, internodes fleshy; middle leaf blades generally flat when fresh or inrolled near tip, 4–25 mm wide at base; rhizome present; coastal
2. Inflorescence ± open, spikes loosely overlapping, loosely appressed or spreading (to 10°–20°) ..... S. alterniflora
2' Inflorescence dense, cylindric, spikes closely overlapping, generally closely appressed ..... S. foliosa
1' Stem 1.5–6 mm wide at base, internodes firm; middle leaf blades generally inrolled when fresh, 1–8 mm wide at base; rhizome sometimes 0; coastal or interior
3. Inflorescence open, spikes ascending to spreading (to ± 60°), lowest often not overlapping; coastal ..... S. patens
3' Inflorescence compact, spikes appressed, overlapping
4. Rhizome generally 0 (rarely present, short, stout); coastal ..... S. densiflora
4' Rhizome present, elongate, slender; interior ..... S. gracilis
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