Trop. & Subtrop. Old World to N. Australia (from WCSP)

Erect, non-rhizomatous annual herbs, 10-40 cm tall; culms tufted, smooth. Leaves reduced to bladeless sheaths; sheaths 2-3, 4-12 cm long, membranous, mouth truncate. Inflorescence pseudolateral head like or corymbose, upto 4 short rays, 1-2 cm long; bracts 1-2, lower one much exceeding the inflorescence, look like as the continuation of the stem, lower bract if present very short. Spikelets 5-8 x 2-3 mm, oblong-acute, straw-coloured; rachilla persistent, not winged. Glumes spiral, 1.5-2.5 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate-acute, mucronate, keeled, 3-nerved, margins hyaline. Hypogynous bristles absent. Stamens 3; anthers c. 0.5 mm, connective bristly at top. Style c. 0.5 mm; stigma 3, as long as the style. Nuts 1-1.5 x 1 mm, obovoid, trigonous, apiculate, transversely wrinkled, black.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Marshy areas, paddy fields and stagnant pools

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi






Schoenoplectus sedge for ID :: May MK003 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Please help me to identify this Cyperaceae member. Its found in wetland plains. The height varies from proximity to water (taller on shores and shorter away from shore).
Habitat: wetland (marshy ground near a pond)
Height: 15-25 cm
Inflorescence: 2.5 cm long
Location: Kancheepuram dist., TN
Alt.: 15 m asl
Date: 09 May 2015
Time: 10:00 AM

It can be Schoenoplectus juncoides, but I need a specimen to confirm the identity.

I think Scirpus lateriflorus..

… may be correct. But I need a specimen to confirm the identity. In Cyperaceae, often image of the plant is not enough for correct identification.

Prasad sir is correct Cyperaceae members require the dissection after that we can identify them..

here are the close images of S. lateriflorus and S. juncoides spikelet..
It will help you…
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An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details)