Cyperus excurrens (Cyperaceae), a New Species from Karst Ponds in Southern Georgia, U.S.A.


Phillip D. Lowe

Additional Authors:

J. Richard Carter




Cyperaceae, Cyperus, karst, morphometric analysis, new species

A novel flatsedge from karst ponds in southwestern Georgia, Cyperus excurrens, is described, and the results of principal component analysis are presented in support of the recognition of this new species. A technical description, dichotomous key, comparative photographs of spikelets and achenes, distribution maps, habitat data, and specimen citations are included. The status of the related taxon, Cyperus strigosus var. stenolepis, is also evaluated.