Panarctic Flora


33 Cyperaceae


Notes: Dr. M.S. Novoselova has produced the main data for Eriophorum. Dr. T.V. Egorova, as PAF draft author of Cyperaceae except for Eriophorum, has commented on numerous points. Dr. P.W. Ball has commented extensively on Carex and other genera. Dr. S.G. Smith has commented on Eleocharis and on the segregate genera from the "old" inclusive Scirpus.

The base chromosome numbers and the ploidy levels are largely unknown throughout this family, especially in Carex. This is due to diffuse centromeres and fragmentation and fusion of chromosomes (agmatoploidy) rather than to polyploidy (Hipp et al. 2006; Hipp 2007).

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