Scientific Name:
Schoenus concinnus (Hook.f.) Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 299 (1864)
  • Chaetospora concinna Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 274, t.62 B (1853)
  • Schoenus nitens var. concinnus (Hook.f.) Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl. (1906)
  • = Schoenus moorei Kirk, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 13: 384 (1881)

Culms (1)–2–7–(25) cm. long, < 0.5 mm. diam. Lvs >, = or < culms. Infl. of 1–(3) spikelets. Spikelets (3.5)–4–5–(7) mm. long. Glumes subacute, us. dark brown to almost black. Nut 1.5–2 mm. long, yellow-brown.

[From: Moore and Edgar (1970) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 2. as Schoenus nitens var. concinnus]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Cheeseman, T.F. 1906: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Government Printer, Wellington.
de Lange, P.J.; Murray, B.G.; Datson, P.M. 2004: Contributions to a chromosome atlas of the New Zealand flora – 38. Counts for 50 families. New Zealand Journal of Botany 42: 873–904.
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. [Not Threatened]
Hooker, J.D. 1852–1853 ("1853"): The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Hooker, J.D. 1864: Handbook of the New Zealand Flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and Macquarie's Islands. Part I. Reeve, London.
Kaur, N.; Datson, P.M.; Murray, B.G. 2011: Hybridization amongst New Zealand Schoenus (Cyperaceae)? New Zealand Journal of Botany 49(4): 503–507.
Kirk, T. 1881 ("1880"): Description of new Plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 13: 384–385.