Rhynchospora capillacea

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusRhynchospora
Species:Rhynchospora capillacea Torr.
Common NameNeedle Beaksedge
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; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: 3-ranked; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 3
C value 10
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G4G5 (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
Rhynchospora capillacea f. leviseta Rhynchospora capillacea f. leviseta (E.J.Hill ex A.Gray) Fernald

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: Campbell (TN), Claiborne (TN), Union (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0044095 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0044101 Union Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0241358 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0044098 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
APSC0039168 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora capillacea
APSC0041858 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora capillacea
APSC0039171 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora capillacea
APSC0039169 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0044097 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0044099 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0044096 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0044100 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
APSC0051433 Union Tennessee
APSC
Rhynchospora capillacea
TENN-V-0244947 Campbell Tennessee Aaron Floden
TENN
Rhynchospora capillacea
UCHT039445 Campbell Tennessee
UCHT
Rhynchospora capillacea
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