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


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


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



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 +