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|Family: Cyperaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, glabrous. Stem: +- erect, 1--20 cm. Leaf: basal, 1--3. Inflorescence: inflorescence bracts 1--3, leaf-like; spikelets in dense, spheric to cylindric spikes, 50--150, dense, spiraled, sessile; flower bracts spiraled, 100--400, (1)2 per flower (a 2nd, inner bract between flower, spikelet axis generally present), outer > inner, mucronate to awned, brown, with 1 central green, 2--10 lateral +- white veins, inner generally colorless, generally veinless. Flower: bisexual; perianth 0; stamens 1--3, anthers 0.2--0.3 mm; styles 2-branched. Fruit: 3-angled to +- flat, abruptly soft-pointed, papillate, brown.
Species In Genus: +- 35 species: North America, tropics, warm temperate. Etymology: (Greek: falling chaff, from translucent inner flower bract)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gordon C. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to LipocarphaPrevious taxon: Kyllinga brevifolia
Next taxon: Lipocarpha aristulata
Citation for this treatment: Gordon C. Tucker 2017. Lipocarpha, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8915, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.