Cyperus echinatus-Globe Flatsedge, Etc.

Cyperus echinatus (Globe Flatsedge, Etc.) on 8-18-19, #614-19.

Globe Flatsedge

Cyperus echinatus

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Synonyms of Cyperus echinatusCyperus ovularis (Michx.) Torr., Cyperus ovularis var. americanus Boeckeler, Cyperus ovularis var. sphaericus Boeckeler, Cyperus ovularis var. wolfii (Alph.Wood) Kük., Cyperus wolfii Alph.Wood, Kyllinga ovularis Michx., Mariscus bracheilema Steud., Mariscus drummondii Steud., Mariscus echinatus (L.) Elliott, Mariscus globulosus Urb., Mariscus ovularis (Michx.) Vahl, Mariscus ovularis var. tenellus Torr., Mariscus retroflexus Willd. ex Kunth, Mariscus rivularis Walp., Mariscus sphaericus Willd. ex Kunth, Mariscus sphaerocephalus Steud., Schoenus umbellatus Jacq., Scirpus echinatus L.

Cyperus echinatus (L.) Alph.Wood is the correct and accepted scientific name for the Globe Flatsedge. It was named and described as such by Alphonso Wood in A Class-book of Botany in 1861. It was first named and described as Scirpus echinatus by Carl von Linnaeus in the first edition Species Plantarum in 1753.

The genus, Cyperus L., is a member of the Cyperaceae family and was named and described as such by Carl von Linnaeus in the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753. Plants of the World Online lists 955 accepted species in the Cyperus genus (as of 2-10-20 when I am writing this page). That number could change.

 

Distribution map for Cyperus echinatus from Plants of the World Online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/. Retrieved on February 10, 2020.

 

 

 

Cyperus echinatus (Globe Flatsedge, Etc.) on 8-18-19, #614-20.

 

 

Cyperus echinatus (Globe Flatsedge, Etc.) on 9-1-19, #620-21.

 

 

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WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
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