Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Carex pterocarpa Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 31: 353 (1899)
Synonymy:
  • = Carex thomsonii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 18: 298 (1885 [1886]) nom. illeg.
  • = Carex thompsonii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 18: 298 (1886)
 Description

Tufts squat, coarse-leaved, pale green, 2–7 cm high; rhizome short, woody. Stems almost hidden by dark brown leaf-sheaths. Inflorescence an ovate, brownish head ± 7 × 7 mm with 2–4 congested sessile spikes. Male flowers at tip of spike. Utricles ± papillose, winged. Stigmas 2.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
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de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Heenan, P.B.; Courtney, S.P.; Molloy, B.P.J.; Ogle, C.C.; Rance, B.D. 2004: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 42(1): 45–76.
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. [Naturally Uncommon]
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