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Eleocharis


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(family Cyperaceae)

A genus of sedges, mainly perennial, that have many flowered spikelets and creeping underground rhizomes. E. dulcis is the Chinese water chestnut, which is cultivated in China and Japan for its edible tubers. There are about 150 species, distributed world-wide.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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