Eleocharis (sect. Eleocharis) ser. Albidae

S. González & P. M. Peterson

Taxon 46: 440. 1997.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23.

Plants perennial, never stoloniferous or proliferating from spikelets. Rhizomes creeping 1–1.5 mm thick. Culms terete 0.3–1 mm wide. Leaves: distal leaf sheaths persistent, firmly membranous to papery, apex acute to acuminate or sometimes blunt, tooth absent. Spikelets terete; basal spikelets absent. Floral scales cartilaginous to papery, rarely membranous. Styles 3-fid. Achenes pale brown to blackish, trigonous, smooth at 30X. Tubercles distinct from achene apex in color, texture, and form.


United States, Mexico, Bermuda, Central America.


Species 2 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

S. Galen Smith* +, Jeremy J. Bruhl* +, M. Socorro González-Elizondo* +  and Francis J. Menapace* +
S. González & P. M. Peterson +
United States +, Mexico +, Bermuda +  and Central America. +
Eleocharis +
Eleocharis (sect. Eleocharis) ser. Albidae +
Eleocharis sect. Eleocharis +