, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 264–266 | Cite as

New records of Eleocharis obtusetrigona (Cyperaceae) from Central and South America

  • David J. Rosen
  • Stephan L. Hatch


New geographic records ofEleocharis obtusetrigona from the Galapagos islands, Guatemala, and El Salvador are reported. A description and illustration ofE. obtusetrigona are provided, along with a key to separate it from other Central and South American species ofEleocharis subg.Limnochloa with which it has been frequently confused.

Key words

Cyperaceae Eleocharis obtusetrigona El Salvador Galapagos Islands Guatemala Limnochloa 


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© The New York Botanical Garden 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.S. M. Tracy Herbarium, Department of Rangeland Ecology & ManagementTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationU.S.A.

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