Amphiscirpus Oteng-Yeb.
  • Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 33(2): 308. 1974.
  • [Greek amphi-, doubtful, ambiguous, and Latin scirpus, bulrush]

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General Information

Herbs, perennial, internally mostly solid, without evident air cavities, cespitose or not, rhizomatous. Culms solitary or not, ± terete, tough, wiry. Leaves all basal; sheaths often disintegrating into fibers; ligules ciliate; blades strongly C-shaped in cross section to subcylindric, tough, wiry. Inflorescences terminal, often pseudolateral, capitate; spikelets 1–6(–10); involucral bracts 1–3, spreading or erect, leaflike. Spikelets 5–20 × 3–5 mm; scales 30–60, spirally arranged, each subtending flower, smooth, glabrous, margins ciliolate. Flowers bisexual; perianth of 1–6 bristles, straight, not longer than achene, retrorsely spinulose; stamens 3; styles deciduous, linear, 2-fid. Achenes plano-convex or unequally biconvex.

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    Goetghebeur, P. and D. A. Simpson. 1991. Critical notes on Actinoscirpus, Bolboschoenus, Isolepis, Phylloscirpus and Amphiscirpus. Kew Bull. 46: 169–178.

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    Other Local Names

    [Greek amphi-, doubtful, ambiguous, and Latin scirpus, bulrush]

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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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