Schoenus


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Schoenus

genus of the plant family Cyperaceae; two Australian species contain the toxin galegine; causes fatal pulmonary edema and hydrothorax in sheep when eaten in quantity. Includes S. asperocarpus, S. rigens. Called also poison sedge.
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The coverage and height of tussocks formed by Carex davalliana, Schoenus ferrugineus (clusters 1, 2 and 3), or Molinia caerulea (clusters 4 and 5) varied from 15% to 60% and from 10 to 30 cm, respectively, between the plots.
The species located near the centre, such as Schoenus ferrugineus, Gymnadenia conopsea, Epipactis palustris, Saussurea esthonica, Primula farinose, and Selaginella selaginoides, were well correlated with axis 2, but nonsignificantly related with any parameter considered.
In Schoeneae, we have thus far observed metatopic displacement (Weberling, 1992) of flowers in Schoenus nigricans L.
The lateral wings of a glume envelop the rachilla and sometimes even the lower flower, as for example in Schoenus nigricans (Goetghebeur, 1998; Vrijdaghs et al.
Biological flora of the British Isles: Schoenus nigricans L.