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See list of 3 species in this genus

Reference: Mosyakin (2003).

  • 1a. Leaf blades linear, fleshy in life, 1–2 mm wide in drying, gradually narrowed to a firm, spine tip 0.5–1.5 mm long; plants of Atlantic coast shores
  • 1b. Leaf blades narrow-linear to filiform, not or only scarcely fleshy in life, narrower than 1 mm wide drying, abruptly narrowed to a relatively soft, pointed tip; plants of human-disturbed or eroded soils
    • 2a. Inflorescence usually interrupted in the basal half, at maturity with reflexed bracts that are not imbricate and ± abruptly narrowed to a spinulose or mucronulate apex; sepals usually with a transverse, membranous wings; fruiting calyx 4–10 mm in diameter
    • 2b. Inflorescence relatively dense, with contiguous spikes, at maturity with appressed bracts that are imbricate and gradually narrowed to a spinulose apex; sepals without a transverse wing or with a narrow, erose wing; fruiting calyx 2–5 mm in diameter

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