| Literature for Carex wahuensis
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999. Literature for Carex wahuensis subsp. herbstii
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999. Literature for Carex wahuensis subsp. rubiginosa
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999. Literature for Carex wahuensis subsp. wahuensis
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
|Cyperaceae -- The Sedge Family||Bibliography|
||Rhizomatous perennials forming large, dense clumps; culms trigonous, (15-)40-100 cm tall, bearing spikes 1/3-1/2 from base upwards.
||Leaves up to 8 per culm, coriaceous, deep green on upper surface, linear, flat, (1.5-)5-8(-15) mm wide, lower surface scabrous on veins, gradually tapering to a long-acuminate apex; sheaths laxly surrounding culm bases, reddish brown to dark brown, disintegrating into parallel fibers.
||Inflorescences (2-)4-9(-14)-nodose, with internodes 2-5 cm long, the spikes solitary at nodes, nodes occasionally with 2 spikes or with 3 secondary spikes, each spike pedunculate, cylindrical, (0.8-)5-10 cm long, 5-15 mm wide, the terminal spike staminate, lateral ones androgynous or pistillate; bracts leaf-like, the lower 1-3 slightly longer than the inflorescence, long-sheathing at base; pistillate glumes brown, membranous, ovate, 2.5-5 mm long, margins hyaline, the midnerve prolonged into a scabrous awn 3-5 mm long; perigynium chartaceous to subcoriaceous, green to yellowish green, or reddish brown to dark red, ellipsoid to obovoid or broadly obovoid, (3-)5-8 mm long, 1-4 mm wide, many-veined, obtusely trigonous in cross section, the apex contracted gradually or abruptly to the beak, the apical teeth sharp, 0.5-3 mm long, base subcuneate to obtuse; style 1-2 mm long, the base continuous to the achene apex without any thickening; stigmas 3.
||Achenes rhombic-ellipsoid, trigonous, usually conspicuously constricted at angles.
||2n = 48*