Carex cephaloidea

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Carex cephaloidea


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 cephaloidea



Carex cephaloidea (Dewey) Dewey ex Boott, 1862


  • Basionym
    • Carex muricata var. cephaloidea Dewey, Amer. J. Bot. 11: 308 (1826).
  • Homotypic
    • Carex sparganioides var. cephaloidea (Dewey) J.Carey in A.Gray, Manual: 513 (1848).
  • Heterotypic
    • Carex sparganioides var. minor Boott, Ill. Gen. Carex 3: 123 (1862).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Qubec, Vermont, Wisconsin

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: thinleaf sedge
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