Kobresia uncinoides, copyright Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz.

Belongs within: Cyperaceae.

Kobresia is a North temperate genus of sedges which has flowers and fruit contained within a perigynium that is open along one side (Hickman 1993).

Characters (from Hickman 1993): Perennial. Leaves basal, sheathing. Inflorescence with spikelets in terminal clusters, spiraled, subtended by spikelet bract, generally 1–2-flowered, lower flowers pistillate, upper staminate. Flower with perianth bristles absent. Pistillate flower with perigynium open along one side, fused at base or not at all; style three-branched. Fruit three-sided; tubercles absent.

    |--K. bellardii [incl. K. myosuroides]H93
    |--K. caricinaO88
    |--K. curvataO88
    |--K. deasyiO88
    |--K. duthieiO88
    |--K. hookeriO88
    |--K. macranthaO88
    |--K. nepalensisO88
    |    |--K. n. ssp. nepalensisO88
    |    `--K. n. ssp. vaginosaO88
    |--K. nitensO88
    |--K. pygmaeaO88
    |--K. royleanaO88
    |--K. schoenoidesO88
    |--K. seticulmisO88
    |--K. sikkimensisO88
    |--K. trinervisO88
    |--K. uncinoidesO88
    |--K. viduaO88
    `--K. williamsiiO88

*Type species of generic name indicated


[H93] Hickman, J. C. (ed.) 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press: Berkeley (California).

[O88] Ohba, H. 1988. The alpine flora of the Nepal Himalayas: an introductory note. In: Ohba, H., & S. B. Malla (eds) The Himalayan Plants vol. 1. The University Museum, University of Tokyo, Bulletin 31: 19–46.

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