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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sicilia (Pantelleria), W. Balkan Peninsula, Gavdhos, W. Turkey, E. Aegean Islands, Cyprus.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Doubtfully present in:

Libya

Native to:

Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Greece, Kriti, Sicilia, Turkey, Yugoslavia

Carex illegitima Ces. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1982 Balansa, B. [s.n.], Turkey K000960542
Jan 1, 1982 Olivier, G.A. [s.n.], Turkey K000960541
Feb 3, 1902 Balansa, B. [19], Turkey K000960540
Feb 3, 1902 Balansa, B. [s.n.], Turkey K000960543

First published in E.von Friedrichsthal, Reise Neu-Griechenl.: 271 (1838)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Koopman, J. (2011). Carex Europaea. The Genus Carex L. (Cyperaceae) in Europe 1: 1-726. Margraf publishers,Weikersheim, Germany.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • von Raab-Straube, E. (ed.) (2012-continuously updated). The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/query.asp.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0