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|Genus: Eleocharis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eleocharis tenuis (Willd.) Schult. var. tenuis
Habit: Perennial herb 5--90 cm; rhizome 0.4--1 mm diam, tough. Stem: 0.2--0.4 mm diam, cylindric or generally 4--5-angled. Leaf: distal sheath firm, persistent, tip obtuse to acute, often with tooth to 0.2 mm. Inflorescence: spikelet 3--6 mm, 1.5--2 mm wide; flower bracts 20--60, 1.5--2.5 mm. Flower: anthers 1--2 mm; stigmas 3. Fruit: 0.6--0.9 mm, 0.5--0.7 mm wide, 3-sided, fine-wrinkled, generally fine-net-like, yellow, brown, green, or yellow-green; perianth bristles 0 or 1--3, <= fruit. Chromosomes: 2n = 24.
Ecology: Ponds; Elevation: 10--1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO; Distribution Outside California: Nova Scotia to South Carolina, Louisiana; naturalized in Germany. Flowering Time: Jul
Synonyms: Scirpus tenuis Willd.
Unabridged Note: Incl based +- on 1 California specimen: Sonoma Co., Sebastopol, Sturgeon's Mill, 18 July 1957, Wade Sturgeon s.n. (CAS 407900), det. S.G. Smith 1999; probably brought in with non-native waterlilies by Luther Burbank and Wade Sturgeon of Sonoma Co.
eFlora Treatment Author: S. Galen Smith
Jepson Online Interchange
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Citation for this treatment: S. Galen Smith 2017. Eleocharis tenuis var. tenuis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=58184, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.