Carex ornithopoda Willd.

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4. 4: 255 (1805)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Europe to Türkiye. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.


Native to:

Albania, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia


Homotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Gorchakovskii, P.L. & al. (1994). Opredelitel' sosudistykkhrastenii srednego Urala: 1-524. Nauka, Moscow.
  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jermy, C., Simpson, D., Foley, M. & Porter, M. (2007). Sedges of the British Isles. B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 1, ed. 3: 1-554. Botanical Society of the British Isles, London.
  • Koopman, J. (2011). Carex Europaea. The Genus Carex L. (Cyperaceae) in Europe 1: 1-726. Margraf publishers,Weikersheim, Germany.
  • Mirek, Z., Piękoś-Mirkowa, H., Zając, A. & Zając, M (2020). Vascular plants of Poland an annotated checklist: 1-526. W. Szafer institute of botany, Polish academy of sciences, Krakow, Poland.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Gorchakovskii, P.L. & al. (1994). Opredelitel' sosudistykkhrastenii srednego Urala: 1-524. Nauka, Moscow.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Smith, K.A.H. [s.n.] Sweden K002572595 Yes
[[470]] Switzerland K002572652 Yes
[89] Bosnia and Herzegovina K002572641 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572621 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572649 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Sweden K002572592 Yes
[79/21] Austria K002572634 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572627 Yes
Samuelsson, G. [s.n.] Sweden K002572597 Yes
[3096] Austria K002572606 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572624 Yes
[s.n.] Finland K002572604 Yes
[176] Germany K002572616 Yes
Wallace, E.C. [4637] United Kingdom K002572572 Yes
[[456]] Germany K002572611 Yes
Fridtz, R.E. [s.n.] Norway K002572588 Yes
[s.n.] Hungary K002572655 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572622 Yes
Stirling, A.M. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572583 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572645 Yes
s.coll. [3] Sweden K002572593 Yes
Martindale, G.E. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572584 Yes
[175] Germany K002572615 Yes
Whitehead, J. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572559 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572651 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572629 Yes
Bailey, C.; Manchester, S.R. [1447] United Kingdom K002572562 Yes
[s.n.] Sweden K002572599 Yes
Britton, C.E. [2059] United Kingdom K002572577 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572640 Yes
[s.n.] Germany K002572613 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572648 Yes
Cotton, A.D. [s.n.] K002572567 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572633 Yes
Whitehead, M.; Newton, I. [s.n.] K002572551 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572619 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Austria K001734080 Yes
Zetterstedt, J.E. [s.n.] Norway K002572587 Yes
[[470]] Sweden K002572601 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572620 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572643 Yes
Wilson, A. [2059] United Kingdom K002572574 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572623 Yes
Braithwaite, A.F. [s.n.] Czech Republic K001639403 Yes
Andrews, C.P.A. [s.n.] K002572556 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572625 Yes
[Oredahl] [s.n.] Norway K002572589 Yes
[s.n.] K002572607 Yes
[s.n.] Hungary K002572656 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572631 Yes
Printz, K.H.O. [s.n.] Norway K002572586 Yes
[19342] Switzerland K002572636 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Sweden K002572594 Yes
Jackson, A.B. [1693] K002572564 Yes
Last, G.V.C. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572580 Yes
Martindale, G.E. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572575 Yes
[s.n.] K002572657 Yes
[51/62] Germany K002572610 Yes
s.coll. [2059] United Kingdom K002572578 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572646 Yes
Melvill, J.C. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572563 Yes
Melvill, J.C. [1447b] K002572566 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572626 Yes
Fray, P.; Méhu, A. [1875] K002572552 Yes
Jackson, A.B. [s.n.] K002572565 Yes
[s.n.] Sweden K002572638 Yes
[126] Austria K002572630 Yes
[s.n.] K002572609 Yes
[s.n.] Belgium K002572659 Yes
Whitehead, J. [[1447X]] K002572557 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572644 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572642 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M. [753/26] United Kingdom K002572570 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572632 Yes
[s.n.] Romania K002572658 Yes
Wallace, E.C. [s.n.] K002572568 Yes
[s.n.] Germany K002572612 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572637 Yes
West, W. [525] K002572553 Yes
[470] Switzerland K002572650 Yes
[s.n.] Germany K002572614 Yes
Wilson, A.; Britton, C.E. [1802] United Kingdom K002572576 Yes
Martindale, G.E. [1593] United Kingdom K002572573 Yes
Levan, A. [s.n.] Sweden K002572598 Yes
Worsdell, W.C. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572579 Yes
Bavaria [4] Sweden K002572591 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M.; [illegible] [4591] United Kingdom K002572571 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572628 Yes
Lewis, R. [2144] United Kingdom K002572582 Yes
[s.n.] Finland K002572605 Yes
Norrman, C.M. [s.n.] Sweden K002572596 Yes
Rogers, T. [s.n.] K002572554 Yes
Armitage, J. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572560 Yes
Rogers, T. [s.n.] K002572561 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572635 Yes
Blomfield, E.N. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572550 Yes
Last, G.V.C. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572581 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572639 Yes
Melvill, J.C. [s.n.] K002572555 Yes
[18] Germany K002572617 Yes
Brown, J. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572569 Yes
[s.n.] K002572608 Yes
Whitehead, J. [s.n.] K002572558 Yes
E.N. [s.n.] United Kingdom K002572585 Yes
[s.n.] Austria K002572618 Yes
Fries, E. [5] Sweden K002572590 Yes
[s.n.] Sweden K002572602 Yes
[s.n.] Czech Republic K002572653 Yes
[s.n.] Sweden K002572600 Yes
[s.n.] Switzerland K002572647 Yes


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