Eleocharis tortilis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusEleocharis
Species:Eleocharis tortilis (Link) Schult.
Common NameTwisted Spikerush
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: absent; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: N/A (leaves absent); Leaf Rank: N/A; Leaf Type: sheath with scale; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: N/A; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Carpel Number/Pistil: 6; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: spike; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Petal Number: N/A; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Eleocharis tortalis Eleocharis tortalis (Link) Schult.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Lewis (TN), McNairy (TN), Maury (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2014 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BRIT164244 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis tortilis
TENN-V-0042530 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis tortilis
APSC0085011 Lewis Tennessee 29 Sep 2014 Judy Redden
APSC
Eleocharis tortilis
APSC0091121 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis tortilis
APSC0091123 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis tortilis
APSC0091120 Lewis Tennessee 29 Sep 2014 Judy Redden
APSC
Eleocharis tortilis
APSC0091122 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis tortilis
BRIT164243 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis tortilis
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