Carex cryptostachys Brongn.
Brongniart, A.T. in Duperrey, L.I. (1833) Voyage Autour du Monde. Botanique 2: 152, t.25. Type: Offack dans lile Waigiou, lune des iles des Papous.
Tufted sedge with an elongated rhizome clothed in fibrous remains of the leaf sheaths.
Flowering stems obtusely trigonous 10-50 cm tall with sheaths and peduncles from base; lax flowered with 6-30 spikelets; male part of inflorescence much shorter than female part; bracts shorter than spikelets; glumes ovate, amplexicaul, many-nerved, obtuse, ciliolate, apiculate; utricles obscurely trigonous, broadly stipitate, abruptly shortly beaked with an oblique, bidentate mouth. Style papillose. Stigmas three.
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