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This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Chatham Is., Kermadec Is., New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Eleocharis acuta R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 1, 1887 Brown, R. [5933], Tasmania K000881835
May 1, 1887 Walcott, P. [s.n.], Western Australia K000881838
May 1, 1887 Brown, R. [s.n.], Tasmania K000881837 Unknown type material
May 1, 1887 Kirk, T. [172], New Zealand North K000881824
May 1, 1887 Brown, R. [5933], New South Wales K000881836
Giles, W.E.P. [s.n.], Northern Territory Eleocharis acuta var. pallens K000881830
Blake, S.T. [11235], Queensland Eleocharis acuta var. pallens K000881834 syntype
Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Northern Territory Eleocharis acuta var. pallens K000881832
Blake, S.T. [11235], Queensland Eleocharis acuta var. pallens K000881833 syntype
Birch, C.W.de B. [s.n.], Queensland Eleocharis acuta var. pallens K000881831
s.coll. [20], New Zealand Eleocharis acuta var. platylepis K000881822
Colenso, W. [603], New Zealand Eleocharis acuta var. platylepis K000881820
s.coll. [4455], New Zealand Eleocharis acuta var. platylepis K000881823
Sinclair, A. [s.n.], New Zealand Eleocharis acuta var. platylepis K000881818
Hooker, J.D. [396], New Zealand Eleocharis acuta var. platylepis K000881819
s.coll. [27], New Zealand Eleocharis acuta var. platylepis K000881821

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 224 (1810)

Accepted by

  • 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. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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