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|Family: Cyperaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual [perennial herb], 2--30 cm, rhizomes 0. Stem: < 0.5 mm wide, +- 5-angled, glabrous or scabrous, solid. Leaf: several, basal, spiraled, flower stem with 1+ cauline; sheath margin distally ciliate, with hairs +- 1 mm, soft; ligule 0; blade well developed, < 0.5 mm wide, C-shaped in ×-section proximally. Inflorescence: 1, terminal [(> 1, some in leaf axils)], branched, umbel-like [head-like or of 1 spikelet]; inflorescence bracts (1)several, longest < to > inflorescence, leaf-like; spikelets 1--5 [> 5], 2--5 mm, 1--1.5 mm wide, cylindric; flower bracts 6--30, 1.5--2 mm, spiraled, each with 1 flower in axil, puberulent, midrib keeled, tip shallow-notched or not, mucronate or not. Flower: bisexual; perianth 0; style 3-branched, base enlarged, persistent. Fruit: > 1 mm, wide-obovate, thick-(2)3-sided, wavy-ridged or papillate.
Species In Genus: +- 100 species: worldwide. Etymology: (Latin: bulb-like style)
eFlora Treatment Author: S. Galen Smith
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Bolboschoenus robustus
Next taxon: Bulbostylis capillaris
Citation for this treatment: S. Galen Smith 2016. Bulbostylis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8901, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.