E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Eleocharis geniculata (L.) Roem. & Schult.
bent spike-rush
Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

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Eleocharis atropurpurea was previously reported for BC in the South Okanagan. However, during survey work in the region in 2008, plants found in the same general location--as well as previous specimens--were thought instead to be Eleocharis geniculata. A COSEWIC status report on E. geniculata was prepared. Read the report.

However, further examination of specimens since then has led to the conclusion that they are in fact a new, undescribed species, and not E. geniculata. Botanists from BC and Ontario are studying them. Once this work is complete, the new species will be added to E-Flora BC, and E. geniculata will be removed.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Eleocharis capitata var. dispar (E.J. Hill) Fernald
Eleocharis caribaea (Rottb.) S.F. Blake
Eleocharis caribaea var. dispar (E.J. Hill) S.F. Blake
Scirpus caribaea Rottb.
Scirpus geniculata L.

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