Eleocharis elegans

Species:Eleocharis elegans (Kunth)Roem. & Schult.
Plant Notes:This species was first collected in Hardee Co. in 1997 but was only first correctly identified in 2016 (Brunton et al. 2018).
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Eleocharis
Species Eleocharis elegans (Kunth)Roem. & Schult. - ELEGANT SPIKERUSH


Citation ELEOCHARIS ELEGANS (Kunth) Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 2: 150. 1817.
Basionym: Scirpus elegans Kunth 1816.
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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Hardee MICH  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Scirpus elegans Scirpus elegans Kunth, in Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 226. 1816.  
Eleocharis constricta Eleocharis constricta Schultes, Mant. 2; 87. 1824. TYPE: BRAZIL:
Eleocharis crassiculmis Eleocharis crassiculmis (Nees von Esenbeck) Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 81. 1855, as 'crassicaulis'.BASIONYM: Limnochloa crassiculmis Nees von Esenbeck 1842. 
Eleocharis mexicana Eleocharis mexicana Palla, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 63: 402. 1913, non Peyritsch 1859. TYPE: MEXICO: Michoacán: Morelia,
Eleocharis viridis Eleocharis viridis Boeckeler, Beitr. Cyper 1: 17. 1888. TYPE: BRAZIL: Riod de Janeiro:
Limnochloa crassiculmis Limnnochloa crassiculmis Nees von Esenbeck, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 2(1): 99. 1842. TYPE: BRAZIL:
Scirpus crassiculmis Scirpus crassiculmis (Nees von Esenbeck) Schrader ex Grisebach, Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 24: 312. 1879.BASIONYM: Limnochloa crassiculmis Nees von Esenbeck 1842. 
Scirpus viridis Scirpus viridis (Boeckeler) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 758. 1891.BASIONYM: Eleocharis viridis Boeckeler 1888. 


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
Cuba Mayabeque Prov. 1849 F. I. X. Rugel 901
Jamaica Cornwall Co. St. Elizabeth Par. May 1847 J. Wolle s.n.
Puerto Rico Rio Grande Mun. 21 Nov 1981 B. F. Hansen 9281
Puerto Rico Ponce Mun. 20 Nov 1981 B. F. Hansen 9214
USA Florida Hardee Co. 21 Mar 2017 J. R. Campbell 900
Ecuador Pichincha Prov. 02 Aug 1980 R. P. Wunderlin 8633
Brazil Paraná Mandirituba Mun. 23 Feb 1978 G. Hatschbach 41439
Guatemala Jutiapa Dept. 26 Jul 1979 C. Dziekanowski 3344
Colombia Cundinamarca Dept. 08 Jul 1968 F. A. Barkley 38996
Nicaragua Boaco Dept. 08 Oct 1979 W. D. Stevens 14785
Honduras 16 Aug 1951 P. M. Kamb 2098
Nicaragua Zelaya Dept. 17 Mar 1971 E. B. Nelson 4894
Panama Colon Prov. 25 Sep 1973 M. Nee 7132
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