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Habit: Perennial herb [annual], glabrous; rhizome long . Stem: 3-angled. Leaf: basal; ligule 0; blade flat or V-shaped in ×-section. Inflorescence: terminal, head-like, of 1--3 dense spikes; inflorescence bracts 2--3, leaf-like; spikelets 50--100+, 1--2-flowered; flower bracts 2(3), 2-ranked, proximal sterile or with bisexual flower, distal sterile or with staminate flower. Flower: perianth 0; stamens 1--3; stigmas 2. Fruit: 1 per spikelet, dispersed in entire spikelet, 2-sided, lenticular, +- smooth; tubercle 0.
Species In Genus: 40--45 species: tropics to warm temperate worldwide. Etymology: (P. Kylling, Danish botanist, 1640--1696)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gordon C. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Kobresia myosuroides
Next taxon: Kyllinga brevifolia
Citation for this treatment: Gordon C. Tucker 2016. Kyllinga, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8913, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.