Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1939, Carex brevior  


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  Cyperaceae Carex brevior
Photographed 17 December 2018.

Coll. No. 1939, 14 June 2018, characters observed: Perennial sedge; Habit: rhizomatous; Culms: to 60 cm., base, brown; Leaves: 2.0-2.5 mm. wide, green, margins, slightly scarious, sheaths, ventrally, tan + brown-dotted, smooth; Inflorescence: 17 mm. × 13 mm. wide, #4 spikes, loosely clustered; Spikes: identical appearing, sessile, 8 mm. × 6 mm. wide, gynecandrous; Bracts: 6.5 mm., short, proximal, 8 mm., setaceous; Pistillate scales: 4 mm. × 2 mm. wide, <perigynia, green mid-vein, brown laterally; Perigynia: many per spike, 4.3 mm. × 3 mm. wide, winged, veined both sides, glabrous; Beak: 1.5 mm., ±sloping to tip, serrulate; Achene: 1.7 mm. × 1.4 mm. wide, biconvex, oblong; Stigma: #2.

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