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Softstem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

Photo Credit: Dustin Wolkis
  • Global Rank: N/A
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • State: HI
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  • Lifeform: Graminoid
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 06/17/2021

Where is Softstem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani) located in the wild?

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Softstem Bulrush can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Softstem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Katie Heineman
  • 06/18/2021
  • Seed Collection

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani collected 16 June 2021 from National Tropical Botanical Garden's Allerton Garden on Kauaʻi, HI, US. This collection was made as part of CPC seed longevity study which will compare the RNA integrity of seed from this new collection to seed collected from the same species over 15 years ago. 

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Taxon Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Authority (C.C. Gmel.) Palla
Family Cyperaceae
CPC Number 48149
ITIS 507797
Duration Perennial
Common Names softstem bulrush | soft-stem bulrush | great bulrush
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Hawaii SNR
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