Scientific Name:
Carex zotovii (Hamlin) K.A.Ford in Global Carex Group, Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179: 37 (2015)
  • Uncinia zotovii Hamlin, 19: 37-39 (1959)

In loose pale yellow-green tufts, often with only 2–3 distant culms per plant. Culms 30–60 cm. long, < 1 mm. diam., trigonous, glab. or scabrid just below infl., drooping or nodding; basal bracts light brown. Lvs 4–6 per culm, < mature culms, (2)–2.5–5 mm. wide, soft, scabrid on margins and on adaxial surface towards tip. Spikes 4–6–(8) cm. × 3–6 mm., often bracteate, clavate, male part of spike us. c. 1 mm. diam. and 1/5 to ¼ length of whole spike, female fls (12)–17–32, lax towards base of spike with internodes 4–8 mm. long, more crowded above with internodes 0.5–1 mm. long. Glumes ± = utricles, deciduous, ovate, acute or acuminate, hyaline with green midrib or brownish. Utricles 5–6 × c. 1.5 mm., trigonous or triquetrous, ovoid, us. smooth except for a prominent lateral nerve, but occ. with a few less distinct nerves, green to grey-brown, stipe 1–1.5 mm. long, beak 1–2 mm. long.

[From:  Moore and Edgar (1970) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 2. as Uncinia zotovii 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 zotovii 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.
Lehnebach, C.A. 2011: Re-evaluating species limits in Uncinia angustifolia, U. caespitosa s.str., U. rupestris, U. viridis and U. zotovii (Cyperaceae). Australian Systematic Botany 24: 405–420. [as Uncinia zotovii Hamlin]