Schoenus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 42 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Cosmopolitan.

Descriptions

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs usually forming dense tussocks; stems usually terete and ending in a dense bracteate cluster of spikelets
Morphology Leaves
Leaves all basal. Spikelets 1–5(–9)-flowered with subdistichous glumes, the lowermost ones sterile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually hermaphrodite; perianth of 1–6 small bristles or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–6, but usually 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 stigmas, very rarely only 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet small, usually 3-angular and without a persistent style-base.
Distribution
About 135 species, mainly in Australia and New Zealand, only one species in Africa.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0