Brittonia47: 434. 1995
Phenology: Fruiting summer.
Habitat: Slightly brackish coastal shores, estuaries, marshes
Elevation: 0 m
The only Georgia record is the type of Scirpus maritimus [var.] cylindricus Torrey, which lacks locality data. I have not seen a voucher from Georgia or for the only report from North Carolina (E. O. Beal 1977).
In 1913, N. L. Britton and A. Brown treated Bolboschoenus novae-angliae as a species; other authors included it in either Scirpus maritimus or S. robustus until A. E. Schuyler (1975) revived it as a species under the name S. cylindricus (Torrey) Britton [illegitimate, not S. cylindricus (Vahl) Lamarck 1817]. Bolboschoenus novae-angliae is probably of hybrid origin because it is intermediate between B. fluviatilis and B. robustus, especially in its achene structure and perianth bristle persistence (J. Browning et al. 1995), and it is known almost entirely from the zone of sympatry of its putative parents. It is ecologically intermediate between the fresh habitats of B. fluviatilis and the saline habitats of B. maritimus and B. robustus.
|Author||S. Galen Smith +|
|Basionym||Scirpus novae-angliae +|
|Elevation||0 m +|
|Habitat||Slightly brackish coastal shores, estuaries, marshes +|
|Phenology||Fruiting summer. +|
|Synonym||Schoenoplectus novae-angliae + and Scirpus robustus novae-angliae +|
|Taxon name||Bolboschoenus novae-angliae +|
|Taxon parent||Bolboschoenus +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 23 +|