Restio Rottb.; Pillans: 210 (1928) in part.
Plants caespitose. Rhizomes 0 or very short. Culms simple. Leafsheaths closely convolute, persistent. Maleinflorescence of 1(-several) erect, cone-like spikelets. Malespikelets with many fertile, obtuse, densely imbricate bracts; perianth segments membranous, outer lateral ones conduplicate, keeled. Femaleinflorescence spicate, of 2-5 spikelets; spathes large, obscuring spikelets. Femalespikelets with 3-5 florets; bracts tightly convolute, osseous; perianth segments membranous, glabrous, outer laterals conduplicate; ovary 2-locular; styles 2, fused at base. Fruit a nutlet.
Species 2, Western Cape.
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