Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata

(Elliott) Kral

Sida4: 96. 1971

Synonyms: Bulbostylis capillaris coarctata Bulbostylis coarctata Fimbristylis capillaris coarctata Fimbristylis carteri Isolepis coarctata Stenophyllus capillaris coarctata Stenophyllus carteri Stenophyllus coarctatus
Basionyms: Scirpus coarctatus
Found 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

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.

AuthorRobert Kral +
BasionymScirpus coarctatus +
Elevation0–200 m +
HabitatMostly dry sandy places, sandhills, sandy waste areas, dry oak pine woodlands +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFruiting summer–fall. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymBulbostylis capillaris coarctata +, Bulbostylis coarctata +, Fimbristylis capillaris coarctata +, Fimbristylis carteri +, Isolepis coarctata +, Stenophyllus capillaris coarctata +, Stenophyllus carteri + and Stenophyllus coarctatus +
Taxon nameBulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata +
Taxon parentBulbostylis ciliatifolia +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 23 +