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Title: 3. Lepironia
Contributor(s): Dai, Lunkai (author); Bruhl, Jeremy J  (author)orcid ; Simpson, David A (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: Perennials. Rhizomes woody. Culms erect, terete, with transverse septa. Leaves basal, without a leaf blade. Primary involucral bracts subulate, cylindric, erect. Inflorescence a single spike, pseudolateral, with many spirally arranged imbricate glumelike bracts. Basal glumelike bracts empty, most subtending pseudospikelets. Pseudospikelets with 2 outer strongly keeled glumes and many non-keeled glumes, most subtending 1 stamen and a solitary apparently terminal female flower. Perianth bristles absent. Stigma 2, long, slender. Nutlet plano-convex, apex not beaked. One species: tropical Asia, Australia, Madagascar, Pacific islands.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: Flora of China, v.23: Acoraceae through Cyperaceae, p. 170-171
Publisher: Science Press and Missouri Botanical Garden Press
Place of Publication: China and United States of America
ISBN: 1930723997
Field of Research (FOR): 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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