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Isolepis cernua (Vahl) Roem. & Schult. / Homotypic Synonyms: Scirpus cernuus Vahl,  it is a tufted annual or short-lived perennial herb, rhizome 1-19×0,3-1,5 mm, ascending, whitish, culms 1-30 cm tall, 0,2-1 mm, without node. leaf sheaths 4-30 mm long, 0,3-1,8 mm, brown or green, blades 0,1-22,2 cm long, 0,1-0,7 mm wide. Inflorescence involucral bract 1, usually erect, sometimes subtending flower or resembling enlarged floral scale, 2–6(23) mm. Spikes 2–5 × 1–2 mm; proximal floral scales to 2 mm long, other floral scales 1.2–1.8 × 1–1.3 mm. Flowers anthers 0.3–0.6 mm. Achenes ellipsoid to obovoid, compressed-trigonous to thickly biconvex, lateral angles usually prominent, dorsal angle prominent to obscure, 0.8–1 × 0.5–0.7 mm long, medium to dark brown or stramineous, distinctly papillose at 10–15× to obscurely papillose at 40×, often with thin whitish surface layer. 2n=30.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in:————-,   Vern:————-,   Phytochoria: S.Cosm, The native range of this species is Temp. to Andes.    Notes: Wild in Libya/

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain
Reported from Tajura, Ain Zara by Durand & Barratte


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1985) Flora of Libya, Cyperaceae  Vol.  (120) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files