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Habit: Perennial herb, cespitose, erect. Stem: 3-angled, solid, +- scabrous. Leaf: basal and cauline; ligule fringed; blade flat, +- scabrous on keel or angles. Inflorescence: 1, terminal, head-like; inflorescence bracts 1--several, leaf- or scale-like; spikelets 5--30+; flower bracts spiraled, > 10, ovate, membranous, glabrous, tip entire. Flower: bisexual; perianth bristles 6(--12), > fruit, generally > flower bracts, > flower bracts in fruit, irregularly bent to +- straight, distally with upward-pointing barbs; stamens 3; style 3-branched. Fruit: 3-sided, +- flat.
Species In Genus: 2 species: California, southwest Oregon. Etymology: (Greek: beautiful Scirpus) Note: See note under family about addition of this genus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter W. Ball
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CalliscirpusPrevious taxon: Bulbostylis capillaris
Next taxon: Calliscirpus brachythrix
Citation for this treatment: Peter W. Ball 2017. Calliscirpus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 2, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=98942, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.