Carex brevicaulis

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Carex brevicaulis


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Cariceae
Genus: Carex
Species: Carex brevicaulis


Carex brevicaulis Thouars, Esquisse Fl. Tristan d'Acugna: 35 (1808)


  • Homotypic
    • Uncinia brevicaulis (Thouars) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 528 (1837)
  • Heterotypic
    • Uncinia breviculmis Carmich., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12: 508 (1819)
    • Uncinia rigida Boeckeler, Flora 65: 64 (1882
    • Uncinia cylindrica Franch., Miss. Sci. Cap Horn, Bot. 5: 379 (1889)
    • Uncinia macloviana var. cylindrica (Franch.) Kük., Bot. Centralbl. 76: 212 (1898)
    • Uncinia phleoides var. laticarpa Kük., Bot. Centralbl. 82: 130 (1900)
    • Uncinia brevicaulis var. laticarpa (Kük.) Kük. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(38): 52 (1909)
    • Uncinia brevicaulis f. montana Kük. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(38): 52 (1909)
    • Uncinia brevicaulis var. rigida (Boeckeler) Kük. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(38): 52 (1909)

Note: Thouars proposed C. brevicaulis and Uncinia brevicaulis as alternatives names, but Global Carex Group (2015) now place Uncinia in synonymy with Carex.


    • Carex brevicaulis Mack., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 40: 547 (1913), nom. illeg. vide Carex zikae Roalson & Waterway, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179: 18 (2015)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Amsterdam-St.Paul Is; Argentina South; Chile South; Juan Fernndez Is.; Peru; Tristan da Cunha
  • Continental: Pacific
    • Regional: Northern Central Pacific
      • Hawaii

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: shortstem sedge
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