Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Monocotyledon Literature for Carex montis-eeka
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Cyperaceae -- The Sedge Family Bibliography
      Carex montis-eeka
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, Moloka`i, Maui.

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Loosely to moderately densely tufted perennials with short-decumbent to ascending rhizomes; culms stiffly erect, obtusely trigonous, 10-70 cm tall, smooth.
Leaves linear, stiff, strongly involute, (0.3-)1-2.5 mm wide when inrolled; sheaths dorsally pale brownish, the hyaline ventral side pale, 5-15 cm long, scarcely split into fibers.
Spikes 2-4, subsessile, congested or the lower ones well-spaced, erect, the terminal spike pale brown, staminate, clavate, obtuse, 1-3 cm long, the lateral spikes androgynous or pistillate, cylindrical to oblong, 1-3 cm long, 3-5 mm wide, subsessile; bracts not sheathing, the lowest one 2-3 times as long as the inflorescence; pistillate glumes pale brown, ovate, ca. 3 mm long, apex subobtuse or mucronate, chartaceous, 3-nerved; perigynium chartaceous, pale green to pale brown, lanceoloid, spreading from axis, 3-5 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, biconvex to plano-convex, 3-nerved and with marginal nerves, glabrous, the short beak subtruncate or minutely bidenticulate; stigmas 3.
Achenes obovoid, trigonous.