In the past this name has been erroneously used to refer to Carex echinata Murray.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a misapplied name (record 228845) with original publication details: Fl. Herborn. 200, t. 14, f. 8 1775.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-228845.