Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Cyperales Cyperaceae

Scientific Name: Carex filicina
Species Authority: Nees
Carex caricina (D.Don) Ghildyal & U.C.Bhattach.
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-09-24
Assessor(s): Rehel, S.
Reviewer(s): Gunaga, S., Rao, M.L.V. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Carex filicina is a wide spread species, is common, with no major widespread threats known. Therefore this plant is categorised as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Carex filicina is a native species to south and Southeast Asia. In India it is distributed in Goa, Diu and Damam, Maharasthra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Countries occurrence:
Bhutan; China (Yunnan); India (Andhra Pradesh, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli, Daman, Diu, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu); Indonesia (Jawa); Malaysia; Nepal; Sri Lanka
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1200
Upper elevation limit (metres): 4000
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common and widespread species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found growing on swamps and marshes, in shady areas of moist forests. It grows in clumps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is used as a fodder plants and for medicinal.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This is a widespread species with no major threats known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present within Agasthyamala hills and Silent Valley in southern Western Ghats, and the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, Khangchendzonga Biosphere, Mahananda-Neora Valley Reserve, on the Nepal side of KBR and BRS adjoining KCA, Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary, Senchal-Mahanand, Singhalila-Senchal in the Himalayan region.

Citation: Rehel, S. 2013. Carex filicina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T177244A7398983. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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