Scientific Name:
Carex egmontiana (Hamlin) K.A.Ford in Global Carex Group, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179: 31 (2015)
  • Uncinia egmontiana Hamlin, 19: 33 (1959)
  • = Uncinia silvestris var. squamata Hamlin, 19: 28-29 (1959)

Densely caespitose, 25–40 cm. tall. Culms c. 30 cm. × c. 0.5 mm., glab., subtrigonous or almost terete; basal sheaths straw-coloured or light brown. Lvs 4–6 per culm, < = or > culms, 1–1.5 mm. wide, often dull red, occ. green, moderately scabrid on margins and upper surface. Spikes (3.5)–6–9–(12) cm. × c. 3 mm., female fls c. 10–20, rather distant, internodes to 12 mm. long at base of spike, c. 3 mm. long above. Glumes = or >, or rarely slightly < utricles, persistent, ovate-lanceolate, acute, membr., red or green with pale hyaline margins. Utricles 4.5–6 × c. 1 mm., subtrigonous, elliptic-lanceolate, striated or scarcely nerved, grey-green or reddish grey, contracted below to a stipe us. slightly > 1.5 mm. long, narrowed above to a beak slightly < 1.5 mm. long.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
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. [Not Threatened]
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 egmontiana Hamlin] [Not Threatened]
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.