Galapagos Species Checklist

Rhynchospora nervosa subsp. ciliata (G. Mey.) T. Koyama

juncia estrella, yerba de estrella

A small sedge with long bright green leaves. The adult plants appear to be covered in stars due to the shape of the leaf-like flowers.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Plantae

Phylum
Magnoliophyta

Class
Liliopsida (= Monocotyledoneae)

Order
Cyperales

Family
Cyperaceae

Genus
Rhynchospora

Species
nervosa

Subspecies
subsp. ciliata

Taxon category: Accepted

Taxon origin: Native

Distribution

Map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

References

  • Wiggins, I.L. Porter, D.M. (1971) Flora of the Galapagos Islands Standford University Press, Stanford.
  • Adsersen, H. (s.a.) Personal observations Charles Darwin Research Station, unpublished Manuscript.
  • Thomas, W.W. (1984) The systematics of Rhynchospora section Dichromena. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 37: 1–116.
  • Atkinson, R. Guézou, A. & Jaramillo, P. (2009) Siémbrame en tu jardín - Plantas nativas para jardines en Galápagos. Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador, 151 pp.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Missouri Botanical Garden (eds.) (2013) The Plant List, Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 1st January).
  • Itow, S. (1997) List of Plant Specimens collected in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Bulletin of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Nagasaki University, Natural Science, 38 (1): 53-144.
  • Koyama, T. (1970) New Combinations in the Cyperaceae of the Galápagos Islands. Madroño 20(5): 253-254.

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