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Key to Scirpus

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1. Spikelets all or many solitary, ± stalked; perianth bristles strongly curled in fruit

2. Perianth bristles exceeding flower bracts; stem 3–5 mm diam at middle; flower bract midrib ± green to pale ± brown, ± obscure; fruit 0.6–0.9 mm ..... S. cyperinus

2' Perianth bristles not exceeding flower bracts; stem 0.6–3 mm diam at middle; flower bract midrib generally green, prominent; fruit 1–1.8 mm ..... S. pendulus

1' Spikelets in head-like clusters, sessile; perianth bristles ± curled or curved to straight in fruit

3. Ligule present; fruit generally 2-angled; stigmas 2(3); perianth bristles curved to straight in fruit, fine-toothed ..... S. microcarpus

3' Ligule 0; fruit generally 3-angled; stigmas 3(2); perianth bristles ± curled to straight in fruit, fine-toothed above middle

4. Perianth bristles >> fruit, teeth generally ascending; flower bract generally ± black ..... S. congdonii

4' Perianth bristles < to > fruit, teeth generally reflexed; flower bract green to brown or ± black ..... S. diffusus


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