Plants perennial; rhizomes spreading, conspicuous, long, tough, firm; tubers absent. Culms (1–) 2–10 mm diam. Leaves all basal. Inflorescences 1–3 times branched or capitate or sometimes of 1 spikelet. Spikelets: scales with midrib only, except sometimes on empty proximal scale, apex clearly emarginate to deeply 2-fid, awned. Flowers: perianth present, segments (members) bristlelike and spinulose or occasionally straplike with soft, blunt hairs; amphicarpic flowers absent. Achenes smooth.

Discussion

Species ca. 12 (8 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

"prolonged" is not a number.

with transverse wavy ridges +  and rugose +
biconvex;trigonous +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (?) +
S. Galen Smith +
(Reichenbach) Palla +
shortened +
deciduous +
enlarged +
Scirpus subg. Schoenoplectus +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
rudimentary +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
dorsiventrally flat +  and c-shaped or laterally compressed +
2mm +  and 10mm +
cylindric +  and strongly trigonous +
Worldwide +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
1-3 times branched or capitate or of 1 spikelet +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
membranous +
curved +  and straight +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
Verh. K. K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien +
adventitious +
deciduous +
basal +  and proximal +
2-keeled +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
2-3-fid +
Schoenoplectus sect. Schoenoplectus +
Schoenoplectus +
section +
not +  and rhizomatous +