Place of Publication
Syst. Bot. 12(4): 579, f. 2c–d (1987)
Chile, prov. Magallanes, Cordonier [53003'S, 70054'W], en vegas musgosas, muy escasa, 4 Jan 1974, Pisano 4214 (holotype: HIP!).
Wheeler, G.A. 1987. The Taxonomy of Carex sect. Abditispicae sect. nov. (Cyperaceae) from Austral South America. Systematic Botany 12(4): 572-585
Wheeler, G.A. 2002. A new species of Carex Section Abditispicae (Cyperaceae) from South America and additional noted on the Section Darwiniana 40(1-4): 191-198
Distribution and habitat
This species has a limited distribution. One site is near to Punta Arenas on the Península de Brunswick and two sites are in Torres del Paine National Park. It grows in a variety of habitats including an open, north-facing calcareous slope which is exposed to seasonal moisture and by contrast in the middle of an inundated lake (Wheeler, 2002)