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Each of the seven UK species gets their own page: click a button below.

Scroll down further for buttons to the other pages: especially the 'similar pairs' pages.

Pages are also linked from the drop-down 'Spike-rushes' menu in the sidebar (left), and there are linked buttons to all pages at the end of each species page.

Pages for the species and the genus
Eleocharis ...

[**E. (mamillata) mamillata not proven in UK!]

Five pages on the separation of pairs of similar species ...

Extra information ...


Bureš, P., Rotreklová, O., Holt, S.D.S., & Pikner, R. (2004) Cytogeographical Survey of Eleocharis subser. Eleocharis in Europe 1: Eleocharis palustris. Folia Geobotanica 39: 235–257

Jermy, A.C., Simpson, D.A., Foley, M.J.Y., & Porter, M.S. (2007) Sedges of the British Isles, B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 1 (Edition 3), Botanical Society of the British Isles, London

Gregor, Thomas (2003) Eleocharis mamillata – Distribution and Infraspecific Differentiation (Folia Geobotanica 38: 49–64).
This can be downloaded from the following link, under the heading '2003':

Strandhede, Sven-Olov (1966) Morphologic Variation and Taxonomy in European
Eleocharis, Subser. Palustres. (Opera Botanica 10:2; 1-188).
This can be ordered from:

Strandhede, S-O & Dahlgren, R. (1968) Drawings of Scandinavian Plants 9-10. (Botaniska Notiser 121-1, pp. 1-10).
[I have not found a source for this.]

Walters, S.M. (1963) Eleocharis austriaca Hayek, a species new to the British Isles. Watsonia 5 (6), 1963, 329-335

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