The Subfamily Caricoideae is a member of the Family Cyperaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Caricoideae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Subfamily Caricoideae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (7): Austromyrtus · Carex · Cymophyllus · Kobresia · Lycopodiella · Schoenoxiphium · Uncinia
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 4,916 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Subfamily Caricoideae.
Austromyrtus is a genus of shrubs in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. The three species are found along the east coast of Australia, in Queensland and/or New South Wales. The fruits of A. dulcis have a hint of cinnamon flavouring. The species under this generic name in New Caledonia are being taxonomically revised and will be transferred to another genus. [more]
Carex is a genus of plants in the family Cyperaceae, commonly known as sedges. Other members of the Cyperaceae family are also called sedges, however those of genus Carex may be called "true" sedges, and it is the most species-rich genus in the family. The study of Carex is known as caricology. [more]
Herbs, perennial, cespitose, evergreen. Culms compressed or terete. Leaves basal, bladeless; proximal sheaths 4-6, whitish to straw colored, disintegrating at maturity, distal 1(-2, rarely), blade flat, formed from open, elongated sheath, without ligule or evident midvein, usually 2-5 cm wide. Inflorescences terminal, single spike; bracts spirally arranged, each subtending flower, scalelike. Spikelets 1-flowered; scales 0-1. Flowers unisexual; staminate flowers without scales; pistillate flowers with 1 scale enclosing flower (perigynium), open only at apex; perianth absent; stamens 3; styles deciduous, linear, 3-fid. Achenes sharply trigonous. [more]
Herbs, perennial, cespitose, short-rhizomatous. Culms rounded-trigonous. Leaves basal and cauline; basal leaf sheaths persistent; ligules present; blades involute to filiform. Inflorescences terminal, spicate or paniculate, simple or compound; spikelets mostly 10-30; proximal bracts subtending spikes leaflike or scalelike; bracts subtending spikelets scalelike. Spikelets: terminal and distal spikelets usually 1-flowered, staminate; proximal spikelets 1-flowered and pistillate, or 2-4-flowered and bisexual with 1 pistillate flower proximally and 1-3 staminate flowers distally, all enclosed by scalelike bract open to one side (perigynium), perigynium sometimes enclosing additional sterile scales. Flowers unisexual; perianth absent; stamens 3; styles linear, usually 3-fid, base persistent. Achenes usually trigonous, included in perygynium. [more]
Lycopodiella is a genus in the clubmoss family Lycopodiaceae. The genus members are commonly called, bog clubmosses, describing their wetland habitat. There are 38 species; the distribution is cosmopolitan, with centres of diversity in the tropical New World and New Guinea. In the past, the genus was often incorporated within the related genus Lycopodium. [more]
Uncinia is a genus of in family Cyperaceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
At least 144 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Uncinia.
More info about the Genus Uncinia may be found here.
- Clarkson, R. B. 1962. Fraser's sedge, Cymophyllus fraseri (Andrews) Mackenzie. Castanea 26: 129-136.
- Reznicek, A. A. 1989. Homology of the leaf in the southern Appalachian endemic Cymophyllus fraseri (Cyperaceae). [Abstract.] Amer. J. Bot. 76(6, suppl.): 267.
- Thomas, W. W. 1984b. Insect pollination of Cymophyllus fraseri (Andrews) Mackenzie. Castanea 49: 94-95.
- A. A. Reznicek "Cymophyllus". in Flora of North America Vol. 23 Page 3, 5, 255, 257, 573. Oxford University Press. Online at EFloras.org.
- Peter W. Ball "Kobresia". in Flora of North America Vol. 23 Page 3, 5, 252, 255, 257, 315. Oxford University Press. Online at EFloras.org.
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