Scleria polycarpa Boeckeler
Boeckeler, J.O. (1874) Linnaea : 509. Type: Insulae Fichi.
Perennial. Stems scabrid on the angles, up to 120 cm tall.
Inflorescence narrow and dense, 20-50 cm long, consisting of a terminal panicle and up to 7 lateral ones; primary bracts leafy, secondary ones inconspicuous, shorter than the branchlets in their axils. Spikelets 2-3 together, unisexual; male spikelets narrowly lanceolate, ca. 3 mm long; female spikelets evenly distributed along the branches and throughout the panicles, numerous and suborbicular, ca. 4 mm long. Glumes with well-developed green keel, awn short, sides of glume denselly streaked with reddish-brown to purplish brown. Disk large and coriaceous, 3-lobed, shining and bright yellow to reddish, lobes obtuse.
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