Scientific Name:
Carex aucklandica (Hamlin) K.A.Ford in Global Carex Group, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179: 29 (2015)
  • Uncinia aucklandica Hamlin, 19: 63 (1959)

Slender tufts, shoots < 1mm. diam. at base (including sheaths), often rather distant from an ascending rhizome < 1 mm. diam. Culms (5)–15–40 cm. long, much < 0.5 mm. diam., glab.; basal bracts dull, dark reddish brown. Lvs 4–7 per culm, ± = culms, 0.5–1 mm. wide, yellow-green, scabrid on margins and adaxial surface towards the long filiform tip. Spikes 2.5–5 cm. × 2–3 mm., occ. bracteate, female fls c. 10–20, internodes to 5 mm. long at base of spike, 1.5–2 mm. long above. Glumes = or slightly < utricles, deciduous, ovate-lanceolate, subacute, membr., pale cream or brown with a green midrib. Utricles 5–6 mm. long, slightly < 1 mm. diam., plano-convex or subtrigonous to trigonous, narrow oblong-lanceolate, light green, shining, nerved but often very faintly so on the two abaxial surfaces, us. erect when ripe, slightly narrowed to a stipe 1–1.5 mm. long, beak gradually tapered, only slightly narrower than utricle, 1–1.5 mm. long.

[From:  Moore and Edgar (1970) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 2. as Uncinia aucklandica Hamlin]

Indigenous (Endemic)
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [as Uncinia aucklandica Hamlin] [Naturally uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Naturally Uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [as Uncinia aucklandica Hamlin] [Naturally Uncommon]
Global Carex Group 2015: Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179: 1–42.
Hamlin, B.G. 1959: A Revision of the Genus Uncinia (Cyperaceae Caricoideae) in New Zealand. Dominion Museum Bulletin 19: 1–106.