Bulbostylis juncoides (Vahl) Kükenth.
Family: Cyperaceae
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Herbs, perennial, densely cespitose. Culms 10-30(-40) cm, bases hard, swollen. Leaves ¼-1/2 length of scapes; sheaths brown to stramineous, abaxially glabrous or hirtellous; blades spreading to erect, filiform, wiry, less than 1 mm wide, involute, margins and adaxial surface glabrous to hispidulous or scabrid. Inflorescences terminal, mostly in compound, compact or diffuse, involucrate anthelae; scapes ascending to erect, wiry, 1 mm thick, coarsely ribbed, ribs glabrous or hispidulous to scabrid; proximal bladed involucral bract exceeding or exceeded by inflorescence. Spikelets red-brown to chestnut-brown, lanceoloid to cylindric, 4-6 mm, mostly longer than broad; fertile scales ovate, curvate-keeled, 2-2.5 mm, apex acute, glabrous or papillose-puberulent, midrib excurrent as mucro or mucronula. Flowers: stamens 3; anthers linear, 1-2 mm. Achenes gray to yellow-brown or dark brown, trigonous-obovoid, 1-1.2(-1.5) mm, faces rugulose, papillate; tubercle a globose button. 2n = 60. Fruiting all year. Savanna, prairie, steppes, basic and acidic rock outcrops, mostly higher elevations; 100-3000 m; Ariz., N.Mex., Tex.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America; South America. Bulbostylis juncoides is unquestionably the most polymorphic species of its complex in Bulbostylis and with a potential synonymy more elaborate than given here.

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Kathy M. Davis, University of Florida Herbarium  
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