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Carex secta

Carex secta, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Cariceae
Genus: Carex
Species: Carex secta
Name

Carex secta Boott, 1853
Synonyms

Homotypic
Carex virgata var. secta (Boott) Hook.f., Handb. N. Zeal. Fl. 1: 313 (1864).
Carex paniculata var. secta (Boott) Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc New Zealand Inst. 16: 428 (1884).
Carex appressa var. secta (Boott) Kük. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(38): 179 (1909).


Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: New Zealand
New Zealand North, New Zealand South.

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

Boott, M.B. in J.D.Hooker 1853. Flora Novae-Zelandiae 1: 281.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex secta in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Feb 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Carex secta. Published online. Accessed: Feb 02 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex secta in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Feb 02. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2020. Carex secta. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Feb 02.

Vernacular names
English: makura

Carex secta is a sedge that is endemic to New Zealand. The Māori name is makura amongst others, and it was given the name niggerhead[1] by early European settlers, but that has fallen out of use because of its racist denotation. It grows in wetlands.[2]

References

Healy, A. J.; Edgar, E. 1980: Flora of New Zealand. Vol. III. Adventive Cyperaceous, Petalous and Spathaceous Monocotyledons. Wellington, Government Printer [1]
Carex secta at the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network

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