CPC Plant Profile: Hairy-peduncled Beakrush
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Hairy-peduncled Beakrush (Rhynchospora crinipes)

Under the microscope is seen a reference specimen from the University of West Florida herbarium to confirm the characteristic morphology of Rhynchospora crinipes.

Photo Credit: Ashlynn Smith
Description
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • State: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC
  • Nature Serve ID: 157416
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/31/2021

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Updates
Emily Coffey
  • 11/29/2021
  • Seed Collection

Success! In September 2021 over two days of collections at Blackwater River State Forest, a total of 675 seeds of Rhynchospora crinipes were added to conservation seed banks at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation.  We had to get up close and personal with these seeds under the microscope to verify that we had the correct species in hand.  As the common name Hairy-peduncled Beakrush suggests, we found hair-like structures on the short stalk of the achenes.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/31/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Atlanta Botanical Garden plans to make a conservation seed collection of this species in 2021 as part of CPC’s inaugural season of the Florida Plant Rescue seed collections initiative.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Rhynchospora crinipes
Authority Gale
Family Cyperaceae
CPC Number 3748
ITIS 504778
USDA RHCR3
Common Names Alabama beaked-rush | Hairy-peduncled Beak-rush
Associated Scientific Names Rhynchospora crinipes
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama S1
Florida S2
Georgia S1
Mississippi S1
North Carolina S1
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