Eleocharis tortilis

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Eleocharis tortilis


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Eleocharideae
Genus: Eleocharis
Species: Eleocharis tortilis


Eleocharis tortilis (Link) Schult., Mant. 2: 92 (1824).


  • Basionym
    • Scirpus tortilis Link, Jahrb. Gewächsk. 1(3): 78 (1820).
  • Heterotypic
    • Scirpus spiralis Bosc ex Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 145 (1837).
    • Scirpus tuberculatus Beyr. ex Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 145 (1837), not validly publ.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; New Jersey; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: twisted spikerush
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