Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata

(Elliott) Kral

Sida 4: 96. 1971.

Basionym: Scirpus coarctatus Elliott Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 83. 1816
Synonyms: Bulbostylis capillaris var. coarctata (Elliott) J. F. Macbride Bulbostylis coarctata (Elliott) Fernald Fimbristylis capillaris var. coarctata (Elliott) Britton Fimbristylis carteri (Britton) Alain Isolepis coarctata (Elliott) Torrey Stenophyllus capillaris var. coarctata (Elliott) H. Pfeiffer Stenophyllus carteri (Elliott) Britton Stenophyllus coarctatus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Mentioned on page 135.

Herbs, perennial (rarely annual), densely cespitose. Culms 15–40 cm. Leaves to 1/2 scape length; sheaths abaxially glabrous or ribs hirtellous; blades filiform 0.05 mm wide, glabrous or with margins and abaxial ribs hirtellous. Inflorescences in compound anthelae, open or dense; scapes narrowly linear, glabrous, less often hirtellous; longest involucral bract mostly exceeding inflorescence. Spikelets 10+, 3–6 mm; fertile scales red-brown to pale brown, ovate, acute, glabrous or puberulent, midrib excurrent forming short mucro. Flowers: stamens 2–3; anthers 1 mm. Achenes 1 mm. 2n = 60.

Phenology: Fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Mostly dry sandy places, sandhills, sandy waste areas, dry oak pine woodlands
Elevation: 0–200 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., West Indies (Cuba).


When Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata and var. ciliatifolia are found together, the former is invariably found in higher, drier habitat.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Robert Kral +
(Elliott) Kral +
Scirpus coarctatus +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +  and West Indies (Cuba). +
0–200 m +
Mostly dry sandy places, sandhills, sandy waste areas, dry oak pine woodlands +
Fruiting summer–fall. +
Illustrated +
Bulbostylis capillaris var. coarctata +, Bulbostylis coarctata +, Fimbristylis capillaris var. coarctata +, Fimbristylis carteri +, Isolepis coarctata +, Stenophyllus capillaris var. coarctata +, Stenophyllus carteri +  and Stenophyllus coarctatus +
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata +
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia +
variety +