Enum. Pl. 2: 296. 1805.

Etymology: for Peder Chritian Abildgaard, 1740–1801, Danish professor of verterinary medicine
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 136. Mentioned on page 7, 137.
FNA23 P36 Bulbbostylis juncoides pg 135.jpegBulbostylis juncoides
Bulbostylis capillaris
Abildgaardia ovata
Barbara Alongi
Barbara Alongi
Barbara Alongi

Herbs, perennial, cespitose, rhizomatous or not. Culms round. Leaves basal, polystichous; sheaths distally open, loose, ribbed; ligules absent; blades mostly filiform, compressed or lunate to semicircular in cross-section, margins strongly involute. Inflorescences terminal, pseudoumbellate or capitate or solitary spikelet; spikelets 1–5; involucral-bract 1, spreading to erect, scalelike or linear. Spikelets terminal, straw colored, ovoid to lanceovoid, somewhat compressed laterally, whole spikelet flat or with torque; scales 10–30, all distichously arranged, each subtending flower on short pedicel-joint, proximal 1–2 empty. Flowers bisexual, protandrous; perianth absent; stamens 2–3; styles linear, base enlarged, 3-fid, deciduous in fruit. Achenes trigonous.


Pantropics and subtropics


Species 15 (1 in the flora).

Plants of Abildgaardia are hardbased, mostly cespitose, sometimes thickrhizomatous, with wiry scapes and leaves, mostly glabrous. The spikelet as a whole is either flat or with torque; scales are keeled, the proximal one, two, or rarely three are bracteal, mostly cuspidate, the rest fertile, strongly imbricate. Flower filaments are slender, flat; anthers erect, oblong-linear, bilocular. After fertilization, the style disarticulates above the trigonous base, leaving an apiculus on the ovary. Achenes are obpyriform, stipitate, turgid, prominently threeribbed, apiculate, and warty.

Abildgaardia is of debatable limits. Some authors have placed it in Fimbristylis or with Bulbostylis; current research discloses a significantly different embryology and anatomy.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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... more about "Abildgaardia"
trigonous +
Robert Kral +
deciduous +
enlarged +
lunate +  and semicircular +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
Pantropics and subtropics +
for Peder Chritian Abildgaard, 1740–1801, Danish professor of verterinary medicine +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
protandrous +  and bisexual +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
solitary +, capitate +  and pseudoumbellate +
spreading +  and erect +
polystichous +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
adventitious +
basal +  and proximal +
2-keeled +
cylindric +
straw colored +
with torque +  and flat +
compressed;ovoid;lanceovoid +
2 +  and 3 +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
Abildgaardia +
Cyperaceae +
not +  and rhizomatous +
herb +  and cespitose +