Noteworthy Collections: Louisiana 75(1)


Christopher S. Reid

Additional Authors:

Patricia L. Faulkner


March 2010


Eleocharis melanocarpa Torr. (CYPERACEAE)— Bienville Parish: Sandylands NE of Piney Woods Road (PR 676), 0.8 km E of bridge over Kepler Creek Lake


Significance. The above-cited specimens represent the first recorded population of Eleocharis melanocarpa in Louisiana, as applicable sources do not report this species for the state (Thomas and Allen 1993, United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service [USDA,NRCS] 2008, NatureServe 2008, Smith 2002).