Eleocharis quinqueflora (F. X. Hartm.) O. Schwarz
FamilyCyperaceae — APG family: Cyperaceae
SynonymsScirpus pauciflorus Lightf., Scirpus quinqueflorus F. X. Hartm., Eleocharis pauciflora (Lightf.) Link.
DescriptionLoosely tufted, with short runners; culm leafless, with 2 basal sheaths, the upper with oblique mouth; spike ovate, 5-7-flowered; scales ovate, obtuse to somewhat acute, brown with hyaline margin, the lower about half as long as the spike and encircling half the culm; bristles 6; achenes trigonous-obovoid, with barely dis- tinguishable tubercle, conical above and black at tip.
EcologySwamps. Described from Berne, Switzerland. Circumpolar map includes range of the eastern North American subsp. Fernaldii (Svens.) Hult. (E. pauciflora var. Fernaldii Svens.).
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.