New York Natural Heritage Program
Slender Spikerush
Eleocharis tenuis var. pseudoptera (Weatherby ex Svens.) Svens.
Eleocharis_tenuis_var._pseudoptera spikelets Richard M. Ring -- Courtesy of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T5?
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T5? means: Secure globally (most likely) - Conservation status of the subspecies/variety is uncertain, but is most likely common in the world; widespread and abundant (but may be rare in some parts of its range). More information is needed to assign a firm conservation status. (The species as a whole is common globally.)

Did you know?
In Quebec this species is known as winged-stem spike-rush because the stems are deeply grooved and thus " falsely winged" (the meaning of pseudoptera) (Flora of North America Editorial Committee 2002).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are five existing populations, most of them of good quality and in protected areas. There are 12 records from the late 1800s through 1974 that have not been rechecked.

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