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  Figures:

Figure 1. Mature inflorescence from superior view; pistillate spikes hidden basally, occasionally pedunculate.

Figure 2.  Mature pistillate spike with an aborted, yellow-brown, perigynium evident

Figure 3.  Mature pistillate spike from lateral view; with perigynia involved with smut.

Figure 4.  Mature pistillate spikes from superior view with aborted perigynia evident

Figure 5.  Rare epiphytic habit in cypress swamp

Figure 6.  Line drawing by H. C. Creutzberg

Figure 7.  Mature pistillate spike in lateral view