Scleria ciliaris Nees
Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. in Wight, R. (1834) Contributions to the Botany of India : 117.
Perennial with strongly triquetrous stems 70-100 cm tall; base of stems clothed in purple sheaths; roots purple.
Inflorescence consisting of 2-3 partial panicles and a terminal one, very dense; primary bracts overtopping the inflorescence. Flower bract rigid and longer than the spikelet. Spikelets unisexual and 2-3 together, 4-5 mm long, male spikelets lanceolate, female spikelets ovate with a sterile lateral glume. Glume with green keel, rest chartaceous. Disc white, 3-lobed. Anthers with long reddish brown aqppendages at the apex.
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