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Triglochin compacta Adamson
Genus: TriglochinUnranked: Triglochin bulbosa complex
Plants (10–)15–50 cm high, with fusiform bulbs; bulbs covered in dry, rather soft, brown fibres, these up to 5 cm long. Leaves few, formed after flowering, mostly reaching only half of the height of plants. Outer leaves strap-shaped, shorter and wider than inner leaves, up to 4 cm long, mucronate, inner leaves abruptly narrowing above the ligule, less than 0.5 mm wide, distinctly longer than outer leaves, leaves generally larger and more numerous after fruit maturity. Inflorescences dense, with (6–)10–50 flowers. Flowers 1 .5–3 mm long. Pedicels elongated at fruiting time, up to 2–7 mm long, mostly curved inwards towards the apex. Infructescences 5–20 cm long. Fruits narrowly ovoid, 6–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide. Mericarps dorsally curved upwards, connate at the carpophore; tips curved outwards. Carpophore often with three basal membranous outgrowths.