Eleocharis robbinsii - Oakes
Robbins' Spikerush
Other Common Names: Robbins' spikerush
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Eleocharis robbinsii Oakes (TSN 40068)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.149256
Element Code: PMCYP091N0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Sedge Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Monocotyledoneae Cyperales Cyperaceae Eleocharis
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Eleocharis robbinsii
Taxonomic Comments: Distinct species.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 21Apr1993
Global Status Last Changed: 05Apr1985
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N4N5 (07Dec2017)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alabama (S1), Connecticut (SNR), Delaware (S3), Florida (SNR), Georgia (S3?), Indiana (S2), Maine (SNR), Maryland (S1), Massachusetts (SNR), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (S2), Mississippi (S2), New Hampshire (SNR), New Jersey (S4), New York (S3), North Carolina (S2), Ohio (S1), Pennsylvania (S2), Rhode Island (SNR), South Carolina (S2), Vermont (S1), Virginia (S1), Wisconsin (S3)
Canada New Brunswick (S4), Nova Scotia (S4), Ontario (S4), Quebec (S2)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to Ontario, south to Florida panhandle, SE Alabama, and inland from New York to Indiana and Wisconsin.

Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Occurs in a restricted habitat in the southern Appalachian ecoregion, limesink ponds, which are subject to quarrying and draining (Southern Appalachian Species Viability Project 2002).

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Distribution
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Global Range: Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to Ontario, south to Florida panhandle, SE Alabama, and inland from New York to Indiana and Wisconsin.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WI
Canada NB, NS, ON, QC

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
AL Geneva (01061), Henry (01067), Mobile (01097)*
DE Sussex (10005)
IN Elkhart (18039), Jasper (18073), Lagrange (18087), Lake (18089)*, Porter (18127)*, St. Joseph (18141), Steuben (18151)
MD Dorchester (24019), Wicomico (24045)
MN Aitkin (27001), Cook (27031), Crow Wing (27035), Itasca (27061), Kanabec (27065), Lake (27075), Pine (27115), St. Louis (27137)
MS Forrest (28035), Lamar (28073), Perry (28111), Stone (28131)
NC Bladen (37017)*, Brunswick (37019), Carteret (37031), Craven (37049), Cumberland (37051), Harnett (37085), Hoke (37093), Moore (37125), New Hanover (37129)*, Onslow (37133), Sampson (37163), Scotland (37165), Washington (37187)
OH Portage (39133)
PA Lackawanna (42069), Sullivan (42113), Susquehanna (42115), Wayne (42127), Wyoming (42131)
SC Aiken (45003), Barnwell (45011), Berkeley (45015), Edgefield (45037)*, Georgetown (45043), Richland (45079), Saluda (45081), Sumter (45085)
VA Augusta (51015), Caroline (51033)
VT Bennington (50003), Caledonia (50005), Essex (50009), Orleans (50019), Rutland (50021), Windham (50025)
WI Adams (55001), Ashland (55003), Barron (55005), Bayfield (55007), Burnett (55013), Chippewa (55017), Douglas (55031), Iron (55051), Lincoln (55069), Marquette (55077), Menominee (55078), Oconto (55083), Oneida (55085), Ozaukee (55089), Polk (55095), Portage (55097), Price (55099), Sawyer (55113), Shawano (55115), Vilas (55125), Washburn (55129), Waushara (55137)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
01 Upper Connecticut (01080101)+, Passumpsic (01080102)+, West (01080107)+
02 Upper Delaware (02040101)+, Lackawaxen (02040103)+, Broadkill-Smyrna (02040207)+, Upper Susquehanna-Tunkhannock (02050106)+, Upper Susquehanna-Lackawanna (02050107)+, South Fork Shenandoah (02070005)+, Mattaponi (02080105)+, Western Lower Delmarva (02080109)+, Eastern Lower Delmarva (02080110)+
03 Albemarle (03010205)+, Lower Neuse (03020204)+, White Oak River (03020301)+, New River (03020302)+, Upper Cape Fear (03030004)+, Lower Cape Fear (03030005)+, Black (03030006)+, Northeast Cape Fear (03030007)+*, Lumber (03040203)+, Black (03040205)+, Waccamaw (03040206)+, Carolina Coastal-Sampit (03040207)+, Wateree (03050104)+, Saluda (03050109)+, Santee (03050112)+, North Fork Edisto (03050203)+, South Fork Edisto (03050204)+, Salkehatchie (03050207)+, Middle Savannah (03060106)+, Lower Chattahoochee (03130004)+, Pea (03140202)+, Pascagoula (03170006)+, Black (03170007)+, Escatawpa (03170008)+*
04 Baptism-Brule (04010101)+, Beartrap-Nemadji (04010301)+, Bad-Montreal (04010302)+, Oconto (04030104)+, Upper Fox (04030201)+, Wolf (04030202)+, Little Calumet-Galien (04040001)+*, Milwaukee (04040003)+, St. Joseph (04050001)+, St. Joseph (04100003)+*, Mettawee River (04150401)+, Lamoille River (04150405)+, St. Francois River (04150500)+
05 Mahoning (05030103)+
07 Prairie-Willow (07010103)+, Elk-Nokasippi (07010104)+, Pine (07010105)+, Rum (07010207)+, Upper St. Croix (07030001)+, Namekagon (07030002)+, Kettle (07030003)+, Lower St. Croix (07030005)+, Upper Chippewa (07050001)+, Flambeau (07050002)+, South Fork Flambeau (07050003)+, Lower Chippewa (07050005)+, Red Cedar (07050007)+, Upper Wisconsin (07070001)+, Lake Dubay (07070002)+, Castle Rock (07070003)+, Kankakee (07120001)+, Iroquois (07120002)+, Chicago (07120003)+*
09 Rainy Headwaters (09030001)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: Plant, monocot, Cyperaceae; tufted, slender, aquatic, perennial herb with greenish spikelets.
Habitat Comments: Limesink ponds, clay-based Carolina bays, marshes, peat-burn lakes, mill ponds, beaver ponds, artificial lakes, ditches and drainage canals.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 11Jul1993
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Mary J. Russo

Botanical data developed by NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs (see Local Programs), The North Carolina Botanical Garden, and other contributors and cooperators (see Sources).

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