Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Carex kirkii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 18: 297 (1885 [1886])
 Description

Bright green wiry-leaved tufts; rhizome short to long. Inflorescence pale green to pale brown. Spikes few, sessile, male at top. Stigmas 2.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Carex kirkii Petrie
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Total2
 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. 1886: Description of new species of native plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 18: 295–298.