Carex petitiana

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Carex petitiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. petitiana
Binomial name
Carex petitiana
A. Rich.
Synonyms [1]
  • Carex longipedunculata K. Schum.
  • Carex preussii K. Schum.

Carex petitiana is a species of sedge in the family Cyperaceae that lives in swamps and bogs at altitudes of 1,800–3,600 metres (5,900–11,800 ft) in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Two subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • C. petitiana subsp. attenuata – only recorded from Malawi and Zimbabwe
  • C. petitiana subsp. petitiana (Kük.) Luceño & M. Escudero – throughout the species' range


  1. ^ a b Marcial Escudero & Modesto Luceño (2011). "Taxonomic revision of the tropical African group of Carex subsect. Elatae (sect. Spirostachyae, Cyperaceae)". Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 68 (2): 225–247. doi:10.3989/ajbm.2256.