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1 April 2015 Eleocharis guaglianoniana (Cyperaceae), a new species from southern Brazil
João Paulo Ramos Ferreira
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This species belongs to Eleocharis subg. Eleocharis section. Eleocharis ser. Eleocharis subser. Truncatae Svenson and it is similar to Eleocharis subarticulata (Nees) Boeck., E. montevidensis Kunth and E. albibracteata Nees & Meyen ex. Kunth. The new species differs from other species of the genus Eleocharis by its cylindrical, spongy, not septate culms; emucronated sheaths with oblique apex; pauciflorus spikelets; sterile lower glume; upper glumes stramineous to light brown, membranous, smooth, with inconspicuous veins, with or without a submarginal dark brown band, hyaline margin developed and gradual from the rest of the scale; achenes plano-convex, reticulate, with pyramidal stylopodium with up to half the wide of the achene. Morphological description, illustration, data on habitat, and comparison with the similar species are presented.

Torrey Botanical Club
João Paulo Ramos Ferreira "Eleocharis guaglianoniana (Cyperaceae), a new species from southern Brazil," The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 142(2), 186-191, (1 April 2015).
Received: 8 October 2014; Published: 1 April 2015
endemic species
highland meadows
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