Genus XII Cladium P. Browne, p. 180




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Genus XII Cladium P. Browne

(Greek klados a branch, or twig)

Spikes ovoid or oblong, of several loosely imbricated scales, the lower ones empty, one or two above bearing [umbue] a staminate or or imperfect flower, the terminal one perfect and fertile; perianth none; stamens 2; style [2 or 3 cleft]; deciduous; 2 or 3 cleft, the divisions often bifid or trifid; achenium ovoid or globular, somewhat corky at the summit, or pointed, without a proper tubercle.

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