sectionEleocharis sect. Eleogenus
Eleocharis sect. Eleogenus
in G. Bentham and J. D. Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 1047. 1883.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23.
Plants annual or perennial, never stoloniferous, sometimes with creeping rhizomes 0.5–1 mm thick, tubers absent. Culms terete, to 90 cm × 2 mm. Leaves: distal leaf sheaths usually persistent, thinly membranous to papery. Spikelets terete, to 13 × 4 mm. Flowers: styles 2-fid or with to ca. 1/2 3-fid. Achenes biconvex or rarely to ca. 1/2 trigonous; angles keeled (costate), at least distally. Tubercles distinct from achene apex in color, texture, and form.
Worldwide, primarily New World temperate regions.
Species 18 (9 in the flora).
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