implicatio (L.) = intertwining, interweaving. Referring to the growth-form of the species.
WCM Protologue Reference:
Esterh., Bothalia 15: 447 (1985)
Vegetative parts: plants tangled, with stolons?. Fertile culms branching, finely rugulose, olivaceous, diameter at base 0.4–0.7 mm, diameter at apex 0.1–0.2 mm. Sheaths loosely convoluted, 3–10 mm long, pale brown, surface finely papillate, apical margins narrowly membranous or broadly membranous, hyaline shoulders small, rounded or tall, acute, hyaline shoulder 0.2–0.4 of sheath body length, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, obtuse or rounded. Sheath-mucro penicellate or clavate, straight and erect, 0.2–1 mm long, mucro from slighly shorter than membranous shoulders to slightly longer. Males: male inflorescence with 2–5 spikelets, sparsely paniculate, 20–50 mm long, 3–5 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, shorter than spikelets or as tall as spikelets, coriaceous. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, obovate, apex rounded, 3–4 mm, 3–4 mm, with 2–3 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts shorter than flowers or as tall as flowers, 2.5–3 mm long, oblong or ovate, acute, chartaceous, bract upper margin membranous, thinner texture than the body, bract awn minute or absent. Male flower 2.8–3.2 mm long. Male tepals sepals more rigid than petals, chartaceous or cartilaginous (and papillate in the upper half), petals membranous, oblong, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, glabrous. Anthers 1.5–1.8 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Pistillode present. Females: female inflorescence sparsely paniculate, 3–30 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2–5 spikelets. Female spathes shorter than the spikelets, persistent, coriaceous. Female spikelet sessile, ovate or orbicular, apex rounded, 3.5–4.5 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 3 sterile bracts. Female bracts shorter than flowers or as tall as flowers, 2.5–2.8 mm long, ovate, acute, chartaceous, apical margin membranous, paler than body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 3–3.2 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals chartaceous, glabrous and smooth (upper half of sepals papillose), midrib flush with the tepal body, apices acute, inner and outer whorls the same length or inner whorl shorter than outer. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals, 2.5–3 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong, 2.5–3 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong, 2–2.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Styles feathery, 3. Style bases free. Ovary with 1 locule, dehiscent. Fruit: seed 1.2–1.3 mm long, 1–1.2 mm in diameter, shape in side view ovate, shape in diameter round in cross section, tan, smooth (shiny).