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Record: oai:ARNO:503192

AuthorsJ.C. Lindeman, A.L. Stoffers
TitleCyperaceae
JournalFlora of the Netherlands Antilles
Volume1
Year1963
Issue2
Pages89-120
ISSN1382-2845
AbstractAnnual or perennial grass-like herbs with short or long rhizomes. Culms trigonous to triquetrous or rarely cylindric and septate (Cyperus articulatus). Leaves narrow, with closed sheaths, sometimes with a ligule opposite to the blade. Inflorescence consisting of a solitary spikelet or capitulum, or many spikelets in heads or spikes or simple to compound umbels. The branches often subtended by conspicuous bracts. Flowers in the axil of a glume, bisexual or unisexual, usually consisting of 1—3 stamens and/or one pistil, sometimes provided with a perigon of bristles. Glumes distichous or spirally arranged. Stamens with slender or filiform filaments. Ovary 1-celled; style 2—3-branched. Fruit a nut. Endosperm mealy. About 3200 species in nearly 80 genera, all over the world.
Document typearticle
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