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Last updated 11/10/2009 by David Giblin.
Eleocharis ovata (Roth) Roem. & Schult.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
ovoid spikerush

Publication: Syst. Veg. 2: 152. 1817.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA23: "Although Eleocharis ovata has often been confused with E. obtusa, B. M. H. Larson and P. M. Catling (1996) showed that these species may be distinguished by non-overlapping widths of the tubercles, at least in Canada. The records of E. ovata in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island are based on B. M. H. Larson and P. M. Catling (1996) and the records in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington are based on D. M. Hines (1975). Eleocharis ovata probably also occurs in Manitoba and Saskatchewan."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult. var. ovata (Roth) Drepalik & Mohlenbr.
Scirpus ovatus Roth
Scirpus ovatus Roth var. heuseri Uetrichtz