Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Carex hectori Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 27: 405 (1894 [1895]) – as hectori
 Description

Blue-green tufts to ± 15 cm high with stems hidden among plano-convex leaves; rhizome short. Inflorescence 0.5–1.5 cm long, of 3–4 close-packed, ± sessile, red-brown spikes. Utricles many-nerved, later nerveless, dark brown. Stigmas 3.

[From:  Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
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. [Not Threatened]
Petrie, D. 1895 ("1894"): Descriptions of New Native Plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 27: 405–406.