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Carex procumbens (Carex sect. Rhomboidales, Cyperaceae), a new species from Hainan, China

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:YANG, H. U. - B. I. A. O., LI, X. I. A. O. - X. I. A., BAI, C. H. A. N. G. - J. U. N., WANG, W. E. N. - Q. I. A. N. G., YU, D. A. O. - G. E. N. G., DONG, R. O. N. G. - S. H. U., LIU G. U. O. - D. A. O.
Keywords:Carex Carex sect. Rhomboidales new species taxonomy

<p>Carex procumbens, a new species of Carex sect. Rhomboidales from Hainan, China, is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to C. longipetiolata but differs in culms soft and usually prostrate on the ground, having narrower leaves with the leaf base gradually narrowed, with 2&ndash;3 spikes, terminal spike 8&ndash;12 mm long, lateral spikes 5&ndash;15 mm long and loosely flowered, staminate glumes ovate with green middle vein and apex rounded, pistillate glumes ovate-lanceolate ca. 6 mm and middle vein excurrent into a short awn for ca. 2 mm, perigynia fusiform and glabrous, nutlet brown to dark brown and ovate-rhomboid, nutlet ca. 7 mm long and with a short curved beak.</p>

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