Genus: Vesicarex Steyerm.

Usually considered a synonym of: Carex L.

Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cariceae
Genus number: 16954
Last updated: 09-Feb-2016
Accession Count: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Global Carex Group. 2015. Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179:37.
  2. Mora-Osejo, L. E. 1982. Consideraciones sobre la morfología, anatomía y posición sistemática de Vesicarex Steyermark (Cyperaceae). Acta Biol. Colomb. 1:31-41.
  3. Starr, J. R. et al. 2004. Phylogeny of the unispicate taxa in Cyperaceae tribe Cariceae I: Generic relationships and evolutionary scenarios. Syst. Bot. 29:528-544. URL:
  4. Wheeler, G. A. 1989. A new species of Carex sect. Abditispicae (Cyperaceae) from northern Argentina and the status of Vesicarex columanthus in South America. Syst. Bot. 14:37-42. URL:

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
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