The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

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L Carex brunnescens subsp. sphaerostachya (Tuck.) Kalela is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of an infraspecific taxon* of the species Carex brunnescens (Pers.) Poir. in the genus Carex (family Cyperaceae).

* The Plant List does not attempt to include all infraspecific taxa

The record derives from WCSP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 225184) with original publication details: Ann. Bot. Fenn. 2: 203 1965.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Carex brunnescens var. gracilior Britton Synonym L WCSP
Carex brunnescens var. sphaerostachya (Tuck.) Kük. Synonym L WCSP
Carex buckleyi Dewey Synonym H WCSP
Carex canescens var. sphaerostachya Tuck. Synonym L WCSP
Carex canescens var. vulgaris L.H.Bailey Synonym L WCSP
Carex sphaerostachya (Tuck.) Dewey Synonym H WCSP

The species Carex brunnescens (Pers.) Poir. has a further 27 synonyms.

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-225184, and has not been changed.