Carex thouarsii

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Carex thouarsii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: C. subg. Carex
Section: Carex sect. Spirostachyae
Species: C. thouarsii
Binomial name
Carex thouarsii

Carex thouarsii is a species of sedge found in the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. It lives chiefly in heaths dominated by Blechnum palmiforme, and Phylica arborea woodland.[1] It is widespread and common on Tristan da Cunha and Inaccessible Island, but scarce on Nightingale Island, possibly due to a lack of habitat.[1] It was first described by Dugald Carmichael in 1819 following the British annexation of Tristan da Cunha in 1816.[2]


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