Cyperaceae Juss.
Gahnia J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. , legitimate, scientific
Forster, J.R. & Forster J.G.A. (29 November 1775), Characteres Generum Plantarum Edn. 1: 51, t. 26 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: Gahnia procera J.Forst. & G.Forst. (see comments by J.H.Kern, Taxon 6 (1957) 153–154).
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 128 [taxonomic synonym]
taxonomic synonym of: Cladium P.Browne legitimate
Kuntze, C.E.O. in Post, T. von & Kuntze, O. (1903), Lexikon Generum Phanerogamarum: 352 [basionym]
basionym of: Mariscus sect. Gahnia (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Kuntze legitimate
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 600 [secondary reference]
Black, J.M. (1922), Cyatheaceae - Orchidaceae. Flora of South Australia 1: 95 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "After Henry Gahn, a Swedish botanist."
Benl, G. in Rafinesque, C.S. (1937), Eigenartige Verbreitungseinrichtungen bei der Cyperaceengattung Gahnia Forst. Flora Telluriana 131: 369-386 [secondary reference]
Benl, G. (1940), Die Systematik der Gattung Gahnia Forst. Botanisches Archiv: Zeitschrift für die gesamte Botanik 40: 151-257 [secondary reference]
Black, J.M. (1943), Flora of South Australia Edn. 2, 1: 167 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "After Dr. Henry Gahn, a Swedish botanist and friend of Linnaeus"
Black, J.M. (1952), Flora of South Australia Edn. 2, 3: 526 [secondary reference]
Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1962), Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains: 502 [secondary reference]
Eichler, Hj. (1965), Supplement to J.M.Black's Flora of South Australia (Second Edition, 1943-1957): 76 [secondary reference]
Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. (1970), Flora of the Australian Capital Territory: 85 [secondary reference]
Kern, J.H. (1974), Cyperaceae. Flora Malesiana Series I 7(3): 703-710 [secondary reference]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 15 [secondary reference]
Latz, P.K. in Jessop, J.P. (ed.) (1981), Cyperaceae (most genera). Flora of Central Australia: 513 [secondary reference]
Rye, B.L. in Marchant, N.G., Wheeler, J.R., Rye, B.L., Bennett, E.M., Lander, N.S. & Macfarlane, T.D. (1987), Cyperaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 2: 882 [secondary reference]
Sharpe, P. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1989), Cyperaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 3: 339-340 [secondary reference]
common name: Sawsedges [n/a]
Brummitt, R.K. (1992), Vascular Plant Families and Genera: 234 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Lampocarya R.Br. legitimate
Wilson, K.L. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1993), Cyperaceae. Flora of New South Wales 4: 322 [secondary reference]
common name: Saw-sedges [n/a]
Green, P.S. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (1994), Norfolk Island & Lord Howe Island. Flora of Australia 49: 438-439 [secondary reference]
Morris, D.I. in Curtis, W.M. & Morris, D.I. (1994), Gahnia. The Student's Flora of Tasmania 4B: 133-134 [secondary reference]
Wilson, K.L. in Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J. (ed.) (1994), Cyperaceae. Flora of Victoria Edn. 1, 2: 280-281 [secondary reference]
Goetghebeur, P. in Kubitzki, K. (ed.) (1998), Cyperaceae. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 4: 179 [secondary reference]
Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. (2002), Flora of the South West 1: 275 [secondary reference]
Cooper, W.E. & Cooper, W.T. (2004), Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest: 568 [secondary reference]
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (2008), Australian Plant Census: - [secondary reference]
Mabberley, D.J. (1 May 2008), Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3: 347 [secondary reference]
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (2012), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Gahnia J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. sect. Gahnia legitimate nomenclatural synonym: Mariscus sect. Gahnia (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) Kuntze legitimate taxonomic synonym: Lampocarya R.Br. legitimate taxonomic synonym: Didymonema C.Presl legitimate taxonomic synonym: Melachne Schrad. legitimate taxonomic synonym: Psittacoschoenus Nees legitimate taxonomic synonym: Gahnia sect. Lampocarya (R.Br.) Hook.f. legitimate taxonomic synonym: Hexalepis R.Br. ex Boeckeler nom. illeg., nom. superfl. taxonomic synonym: Gahnia sect. Lampocarya (R.Br.) Benth. isonym taxonomic synonym: Mariscus sect. Lampocarya (R.Br.) Kuntze legitimate taxonomic synonym: Gahnia subg. Lampocarya (R.Br.) Maiden & Betche legitimate
  • APC Dist.: WA, SA, Qld, NSW, LHI, ACT, Vic, Tas
Earp, C. (2013), The date of publication of the Forsters' Characteres Generum Plantarum revisited. New Zealand Journal of Botany 51(4): 252-263 [secondary reference]
  • Comment: The author asserts that the 1775 editions of the Forsters' Characteres Generum Plantarum are not effectively published and that effective publication occurred only with the 1776 quarto edition. Proposals to conserve genera and to suppress other editions are also mooted. The 1775 publication date is maintained here until the outcome of these proposals is known.