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Cyperaceae (rights holder: Bruce McAdam) © Bruce McAdam

Sedge Family

Cyperaceae is a plant family commonly known as the sedges, which is comprised of approximately 5500 species. Stems are unjointed and typically triangular in cross section, with solid pith throughout. Leaves are three-ranked or tristichous. Fruits are in the form of an achene or nut. Species most commonly occur in wetlands, although some are found in upland locations, and in some cases are obtrus...

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Taxonomic Completion
15 of 110 accepted Genera.
Global Pollen Project UUID
Botanical Reference
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The Plant List Global Biodiversity Information Facility