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Published In: Trudy Imperatorskago S.-Peterburgskago Botaničeskago Sada 7(Suppl.): 570. 1880. (Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Synonym Text: C. nitida Host var. aspera (Boeck.) Kük., in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV.20, 38: 458. 1909.
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June - July.
Type: Type: Kazakhstan, Alatau Mts., Aischmara, Iter Turkestanicum 1876, A. Regel (LE!).
Habitat: Dry meadows, sandy and stony places.
Distribution: Distribution: From W Siberia to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Dickoré (1995) cites Rechinger 30831 under C. kashmirensis.
Map Location: B-7 Swat: Utror, prope Kalam, 2200 m, Rechinger 30831 (W); Rechinger/Lamond 1859 (E).


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Perennial, 10-25 cm. Rhizome c. 1.5 mm diam., covered with grey, soon disintegrating scales; creeping stolons thinner. Stem sharply trigonous above, edges mostly scabrous. Leaves c. 2/3 of stem length; sheaths 15-40 mm, reddish-brown, glossy, fibrous with age; ligule to 0.2 mm, scarious, margin ciliate, straight; blades 1.5-3 mm wide, flat, keeled, both sides papillose or asperous. Inflorescence of 1(-2) male or gynecandrous and 1-3 female spikes. Lowermost bract much longer than its spike, with sheath to 12 mm. Male spikes 10-23 x 2-3 mm, fusiform or club-shaped, brown, male glumes 4.4-5.7 x 1.4-1.6 mm, ovate or elliptic, obtuse or acute, reddish brown with scarious margins. Female spikes 8-18 x 3-5 mm, ellipsoid, cylindrical or globose, erect, lowest usually with peduncle to 15 mm; female glumes 3.3-4.6 x 2-2.1 mm, ovate, acute or with mucro up to 0.5 mm, reddish brown, margins widely scarious; utricles 3.8-4.6 x 1.3-1.6 mm, ellipsoid, greenish or yellowish brown, glossy, slightly inflated, coriaceous, upper part occasionally setose, beak 1-1.2 mm, cylindrical, truncate or oblique, brown or reddish brown, ostiole margin scarious. Stigmas 3, style base slightly swollen. Nut c. 2.7 x 1.1-1.3 mm, obovoid, trigonous, yellowish, finely reticulate with a small papilla in each areole.
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