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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, scapose, rhizomed or not. Stem: +- cylindric or flat, often prominent-ridged, <= 1 mm diam. Leaf: several, basal, spiraled, flower stem with 1+ cauline; blade flat proximally, longest > sheath, <= 4 mm wide; sheath distally open, margin scabrous, tip hairs << 1 mm, stiff; ligule 0 or of short hairs. Inflorescence: 1, terminal, branched or head-like, inflorescence bracts (1)2--8; spikelets (1)80+, cylindric [(flat)]; flower bracts 8--100, spiraled, each with 1 flower in axil or occasionally 0 in proximal 1--2, membranous, glabrous or puberulent, tip entire, mucronate, or short-awned. Flower: bisexual; perianth 0; style often flat, 2-branched, base enlarged, not persistent. Fruit: 2--3-sided, wide-obovate, minute-netted-honeycombed, occasionally warty, brown or +- white, mucronate.
Ecology: Generally moist to wet places. Species In Genus: 100+ species: warm temperate to tropics. Etymology: (Latin: fimbria, fringe, and stylus, style) Note: Fimbristylis miliacea record (1866) undocumented for California.
eFlora Treatment Author: S. Galen Smith
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to FimbristylisPrevious taxon: Eriophorum gracile
Next taxon: Fimbristylis autumnalis
Citation for this treatment: S. Galen Smith 2017. Fimbristylis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8909, accessed on February 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 19, 2017.