Carex secta

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Carex secta
Carex secta.tif
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. secta
Binomial name
Carex secta

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 has fallen out of use because of its racist overtones.

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  1. ^ Healy, A. J.; Edgar, E. 1980: Flora of New Zealand. Vol. III. Adventive Cyperaceous, Petalous and Spathaceous Monocotyledons. Wellington, Government Printer [1]

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