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Carex pisanoi G.A. Wheeler

Place of Publication

Syst. Bot. 12(4): 579, f. 2c–d (1987)

Type citation

Chile, prov. Magallanes, Cordonier [53003'S, 70054'W], en vegas musgosas, muy escasa, 4 Jan 1974, Pisano 4214 (holotype: HIP!).


  • Wheeler (1987)

    Wheeler, G.A. 1987. The Taxonomy of Carex sect. Abditispicae sect. nov. (Cyperaceae) from Austral South America. Systematic Botany 12(4): 572-585

  • Wheeler (2002)

    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


Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena

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 on open, north-facing calcareous slopes which are exposed to seasonal moisture and by contrast also growing in the middle of an inundated lake (Wheeler, 2002)