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Schoenus nigricans   (Black Bog Rush)


Schoenus nigricans  (CYPERACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Schoenus nigricans retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 23-Oct-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Schoenus nigricansL.
Published in Sp. Pl. 43 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms

Plant Family :

Cyperaceae Juss. (The Sedge Family)
27 species from the Cyperaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Black Bog Rush, Black Sedge

Maltese name(s) :

Simar iswed

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: GEOPHYTE ( bearing underground bulbs, rhizomes, stolons, etc. )
Germination [info]: Monocotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (25/Sep/2021)

Red List (1989) :

Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)

Flowering Time :

April – June

Colour of Flowers:

Inconspicuous

Name Derivation :

Schoenus:
nigricans: Derived from Latin for the colour black. (Latin origin )


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Usually in fens and other at least seasonally wet, base-rich habitats; less often on maritime sands or acid peat
Preferred habitat in Malta: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Botanical Description: Stems 15-60(-90) cm, densely caespitose. Leaves half as long as to slightly longer than stems; sheaths blackish at base, reddish-brown above; lamina narrowly linear, canaliculate, hard and wiry, greyish-green. Inflorescence (excluding bracts) 10-18 x 8-18 mm, with (2-)5-10 spikelets; lower bract usually considerably exceeding inflorescence, with lamina (7-)12-30(-90) mm, usually much longer than the sheathing base. Glumes c. 8 mm, blackish-brown; keel scabrid-denticulate. Perianth-bristles absent or very small. Nut c. 1.5 mm, obtusely trigonous, creamy-white.
Chromosome number: 2n=44, 54
Distributional range: Europe, northwards to N. Scotland, and eastwards to Estonia and Krym.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
All Europe except the Azores, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Russia and former USSR, N C E
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Ab(A) AE(G) Ag Al Au(A) Be BH Bl(I M N) Br Bu Co Cr Cs Ct Cy Da Eg Es Ga(C F) Ge Gr Hb(E N) He Ho Hs(S) Hu Ir It Le Li Lu Ma No Po Rm Sa Si(M S) Sk Sl Sn Sr Su Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K)

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Species Images (5 images)
   Schoenus nigricans   -   Image Code: SCHNG-0.
   Schoenus nigricans   -   Image Code: SCHNG-1.
   Schoenus nigricans   -   Image Code: SCHNG-2.
   Schoenus nigricans   -   Image Code: SCHNG-3.
   Schoenus nigricans   -   Image Code: SCHNG-4.

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