Family Cyperaceae Jussieu 1789 (sedge)

Monocotyledoneae - Cyperales - Commelinidae

Parent taxon: Cyperales according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also Hickey 1977, Shoshani et al. 1989 and Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxon: Gramineae

Subtaxa: Cladium Cyperacites Cyperocarpus Cyperus Eleocharis Gahnia Liaoxia Machaerina Volkeria

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Ecology: "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Australia (43), Canada (1: Ontario), the Congo-Kinshasa (2), Italy (1), Japan (4), Tanzania (4), the United Kingdom (5), United States (10: Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene of Germany (10), Italy (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (3: California, Indiana, Tennessee)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1), United States (1: Nebraska)

• Miocene of Argentina (5), Canada (1: Northwest Territories), Denmark (3), Germany (11), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (9), Saudi Arabia (1), Switzerland (5), Turkey (1), United States (6: Alaska, Nebraska, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (4)

• Oligocene to Eocene of United States (1: Oregon)

• Oligocene of Germany (4), the Russian Federation (5)

• Eocene of Germany (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (5: Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming)

• Tertiary of the Russian Federation (1)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), China (1), United States (1: Wyoming)

Total: 161 collections including 235 occurrences

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