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Bolboschoenus robustus

Bolboschoenus robustus (Pursh) Soják

saltmarsh bulrush

Bolboschoenus robustus (Saltmarsh Bulrush)
image by Dakar, Jacob
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: BORO5
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bolboschoenus robustus
GENUS: Bolboschoenus
FAMILY: CYPERA - Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

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FRUITING PERIOD: Late Jun-Sep.

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Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT)
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WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bolboschoenus robustus
COMMON NAME: Saltmarsh Bulrush
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, Va; = Scirpus robustus Pursh - C, F, GW, RAB, S, W, WH3; = Scirpus robustus var. robustus - G; = Schoenoplectus robustus (Pursh) M.T. Strong - K, Z]
PHENOLOGY: Late May-Jun (-Sep); late Jun-Sep.
HABITAT: Brackish marshes.
COMMENTS: Along the coasts, from NS to s. FL, west to TX, and into tropical America; also in CA.
RANGE MAP: Bolboschoenus robustus.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Cyperaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Sedge Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 100 genera and 5000 species, mostly herbs, cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Ball, Reznicek, & Murray in FNA (2002b); Muasya et al. (2009); Tucker (1987); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Bolboschoenus Palla 1905 (Bulrush)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 10-16 species, herbs, cosmopolitan. Muasya et al. (2009) indicate that Bolboschoenus is in a clade with Fimbristylis, Abildgaardia, Bulbostylis, Fuirena, Eleocharis, and other genera not in our flora, and therefore not closely related to (or congeneric with) Schoenoplectus or Scirpus.
REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (2002b); Strong (1994)=Z; Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).

Seeds of Success (SOS)

SOS_NUM COL_DATE PERS_NUM STATE ECOREGION_III DETAIL
208 2015-07-07 59 North Carolina 63 Show
230 2015-08-12 64 Virginia 63 Show
246 2015-08-18 64 North Carolina 63 Show
251 2015-08-19 59 North Carolina 63 Show
252 2015-08-19 65 North Carolina 63 Show
266 2015-08-26 66 Virginia 63 Show
367 2015-10-16 64 Maryland 63 Show
438 2016-06-15 61 North Carolina 63 Show
457 2016-07-14 3 Virginia 65 Show
466 2016-07-26 59 Maryland 63 Show
471 2016-08-03 59 North Carolina 63 Show
475 2016-08-16 62 North Carolina 63 Show
477 2016-08-17 59 North Carolina 63 Show
485 2016-08-24 62 Maryland 63 Show
487 2016-08-24 59 Maryland 63 Show
491 2016-08-25 3 Virginia 63 Show
495 2016-08-29 59 North Carolina 63 Show
673 2016-11-15 3 Maryland 63 Show
719 2017-07-24 60 Virginia 63 Show
724 2017-08-07 59 Maryland 63 Show
725 2017-08-28 3 North Carolina 63 Show
733 2017-09-19 3 Virginia 63 Show

HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Bolboschoenus robustus in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Bolboschoenus robustus in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Bolboschoenus robustus in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Bolboschoenus robustus in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Bolboschoenus robustus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bolboschoenus robustus

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE1: 19642
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-12-30

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