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Rhynchospora eximia (Nees) Boeckl.
Florida beaksedge

Rhynchospora eximia
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
S. L. Orzell 15179, FTG

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (Cuba?, Hispaniola?), Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Rhynchospora eximia available from :


Rhynchospora eximia has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Rhynchospora eximia has been found in the following habitat :
Mesic Flatwoods

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Rhynchospora eximia
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
S. L. Orzell 15179, FTG
Rhynchospora eximia