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Published In: Synopsis Plantarum 1: 69. 1805. (Syn. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Synonym Text: Scirpus subg. Trichophorum (Pers.) Ohwi, Mem. Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ., Ser. B, 17.1(1): 95. 1943, non Torrey 1836. Scirpus sect. Trichophorum (Pers.) Asch. & Graebn., Synopsis Mitteleur. Fl. 2(2): 298. 1903. non Darlington 1855. Eriophorum L. subg. Lachnophori (Pers.) F. Nylander, Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 3(1): 5. 1846. Baeothryon auct., non Dietrich 1833; type Scirpus caespitosus L., sel. Börner, Abh. Naturw. Ver. Bremen 21. 1913. Eriophorella Holub in Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 19: 96. 1984.
General/Distribution: The genus contains c. 8 species, distributed in N. hemisphere; represented in Pakistan by only one species.


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Caespitose perennials, 4-40 cm, or rhizome ascending, emitting short stolons or tillers. Stem obtusely trigonous or terete. Leaves basal, reduced, blades seldom longer than 20 mm. Inflorescence single terminal spike, with up to c. 10 spirally arranged glumes, the lowest longer than others, sterile. Flowers bisexual, perianth bristles 0 or 4-6, to 15 mm, smooth, stamens 3, stigmas 3. Nut 1-2.5 mm, trigonous.
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