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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 brunnea
Subspecies: C. b. subsp. brunnea – C. b. subsp. occidentalis
Varietates: C. b. var. abscondita – C. b. var. arabica

Carex brunnea Thunb. in J.A.Murray, Syst. Veg. ed. 14: 844 (1784).


Olotrema brunnea (Thunb.) Raf., Good Book: 25 (1840).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Tibet, Vietnam
Continental: Africa
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rodrigues, Reunion, Somalia, Yemen
Continental: Australia
New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Queensland

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

Thunberg, C.P. in J.A.Murray 1784. Systema Vegetabilium. Editio decima quarta: 844.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Carex brunnea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Dec 15. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Carex brunnea. Published online. Accessed: Dec 15 2019. 2019. Carex brunnea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 15 Dec 2019.
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names
suomi: Sirosara

Carex brunnea, the greater brown sedge, is a small species of plant found in many parts of Asia, as well as eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island.[1] This plant is often seen in disturbed, sunny areas in and near rainforest. This is one of many plants described by Robert Brown and was published in his Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen (1810). Brown recorded the type "(J.) v.v."[2][3][4] Brown's name of Carex gracilis was ruled invalid, as the plant had previously appeared in scientific literature in 1784. Published by the Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg, in Murray's Systema Vegetabilium, 14th edition.[5]

"Carex brunnea". Efloras- Flora of Pakistan. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
"Cyperaceae Juss. Carex gracillis". Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
K.L.Wilson. "Carex brunnea". PlantNet NSW Flora Online. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
"Carex brunnea". Retrieved 13 December 2018.
"Author J.A. Murray". APNI - Vascular Plants. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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