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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.
Schoenus

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs usually forming dense tussocks; stems usually terete and ending in a dense bracteate cluster of spikelets
Morphology Leaves
Leaves all basal. Spikelets 1–5(–9)-flowered with subdistichous glumes, the lowermost ones sterile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually hermaphrodite; perianth of 1–6 small bristles or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 1–6, but usually 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style with 3 stigmas, very rarely only 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlet small, usually 3-angular and without a persistent style-base.
Distribution
About 135 species, mainly in Australia and New Zealand, only one species in Africa.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Antipodean Is., Argentina South, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Brazil South, Bulgaria, California, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central European Rus, Chad, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hainan, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kirgizstan, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Netherlands, Nevada, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Mexico, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Queensland, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tasmania, Texas, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Schoenus L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 42 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by K. A. Lye [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Kükenthal in Feddes Repert. 44: 1–32, 65–101, 161–195 (1938).

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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