Abildgaardia ovata

(Burman f.) Kral

Sida 4: 72. 1971. 1971

Illustrated
Basionyms: Carex ovata Burman f. Fl. Indica, 194 [as “294”]. 1768
Synonyms: Abildgaardia monostachya (Linnaeus) Vahl Cyperus monostachyos Linnaeus Fimbristylis monostachya (Linnaeus) Hasskarl Fimbristylis ovata (Burman f.) J. Kern Iriha monostachya (Linnaeus) Kuntze
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 137. Mentioned on page 135.

Herbs, bulbous-based, (5–) 10–50 (–70) cm. Culms erect to radiately spreading, leafy at base, most of length a scape; scape glabrous, wiry, 0.5 mm diam. Leaves: proximal leaves persistent as fibrous scales; principal leaves at least 1/2 as long as scapes; sheaths open, broad-based, shorter than blades, margins pale or brown, scarious, forming broad auricle at junction with blade; blades filiform, to 1 mm, margins incrassate, glabrous or scabridulous, apex acute to blunt, scabrid; abaxial surfaces convex, coarsely ribbed, adaxial flat or concave. Spikelets commonly 1, less often 2 (–3) in simple monochasium or dichasium, lanceovoid, 10–15 mm, glabrous, acute; scales at least 10, ovate, curvate-keeled, proximal 1–4 bracteal, at least proximalmost with strong cusp, the rest fertile, apex shortacuminate or acute, mucronate to apiculate; stamens 1–3; anthers 3–4 mm. Achenes pale, 2.5–3 mm; body nearly globose, pebbly. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Fruiting all year.
Habitat: Rocky, gravelly savanna, solution pockets in limerock
Elevation: 0–50 m

Distribution

Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Bermuda, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Pacific Islands, Australia

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Abildgaardia ovata"
trigonous +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
concave +  and flat +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Robert Kral +
(Burman f.) Kral +
deciduous +
enlarged +
Carex ovata +
filiform +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
ascending +  and appressed +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
erect +  and radiately spreading +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Bermuda +, Central America +, South America +, Eurasia +, Africa +, Indian Ocean Islands +, Pacific Islands +  and Australia +
0–50 m +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
protandrous +  and bisexual +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Rocky, gravelly savanna, solution pockets in limerock +
solitary +, capitate +  and pseudoumbellate +
spreading +  and erect +
polystichous +
brown +  and pale +
scabridulous +
incrassate +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
Fruiting all year. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
adventitious +
proximalmost +
curvate-keeled;ovate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
broad-based +
Illustrated +
straw colored +
with torque +  and flat +
acute;lanceovoid +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
Abildgaardia monostachya +, Cyperus monostachyos +, Fimbristylis monostachya +, Fimbristylis ovata +  and Iriha monostachya +
Abildgaardia ovata +
Abildgaardia +
species +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +