Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata

(Elliott) Kral

Sida 4: 96. 1971

Synonyms: Bulbostylis capillaris var. coarctata (Elliott) J. F. MacbrideBulbostylis coarctata (Elliott) FernaldFimbristylis capillaris var. coarctata (Elliott) BrittonFimbristylis carteri (Britton) AlainIsolepis coarctata (Elliott) TorreyStenophyllus capillaris var. coarctata (Elliott) H. PfeifferStenophyllus carteri (Elliott) BrittonStenophyllus coarctatus unknown
Basionyms: Scirpus coarctatus Elliott
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Mentioned on page 135.
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Herbs, perennial (rarely annual), densely cespitose. Culms 15–40 cm. Leaves to 1/2 scape length; sheaths abaxially glabrous or ribs hirtellous; blades filiform 0.05 mm wide, glabrous or with margins and abaxial ribs hirtellous. Inflorescences in compound anthelae, open or dense; scapes narrowly linear, glabrous, less often hirtellous; longest involucral bract mostly exceeding inflorescence. Spikelets 10+, 3–6 mm; fertile scales red-brown to pale brown, ovate, acute, glabrous or puberulent, midrib excurrent forming short mucro. Flowers: stamens 2–3; anthers 1 mm. Achenes 1 mm. 2n = 60.

Phenology: Fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Mostly dry sandy places, sandhills, sandy waste areas, dry oak pine woodlands
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., West Indies (Cuba).

Discussion

When Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata and var. ciliatifolia are found together, the former is invariably found in higher, drier habitat.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.