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Genus: Carex

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Cyperaceae

About 2000 species (cosmopolitan), with 20 species native to southern Africa and four naturalised. In addition, two species (Carex morrowii and Carex oshimensis) are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Carex acocksii

 

Carex aethiopica

 

Carex austro-africana

 

Carex burchelliana

 

Carex clavata

 

Carex cognata

 

Carex conferta

[= Carex lycurus]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Carex echinochloe

[= Carex nyasensis]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Carex ecklonii

 

Carex glomerabilis

 

Carex killickii

 

Carex macrophyllidion

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Carex monotropa

 

Carex mossii

 

Carex petitiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Carex rhodesiaca

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Carex spicato-paniculata

Carex subinflata

 

Carex tricholepis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Carex zuluensis

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Carex acutiformis

 

Carex divisa

 

Carex ovalis

 

Carex sylvatica

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Carex morrowii

Native to Japan.

 

Carex oshimensis

 

 


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