Mariscus

  • Authority

    Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.

  • Family

    Cyperaceae

  • Scientific Name

    Mariscus

  • Description

    Species Description - Perennial leafy sedges, similar to large Bynchosporas, the spikelets oblong or fusiform, few-flowered, variously clustered. Scales imbricated all around, the lower empty, the middle ones mostly subtending imperfect flowers, the upper usually fertile. Perianth none. Stamens 2 or sometimes 3. Style 2-3-cleft, deciduous from the summit of the aehene, its branches sometimes 2-3-parted. Aehene ovoid to globose, smooth or longitudinally striate. Tubercle none. [Greek, referring to the branched inflorescence of some species.] About 40 species, natives of tropical and temperate regions. Type 3pecies: Schoenus Mariscus L.