Schoenus natans (F.Muell.) Benth. (1878:375)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Chaetospora natans F.Muell. in Fragm. 9: 38 (1875)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1911 (Keighery & Keighery, 1996:65)

Rediscovered in 1992 (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:12)



Perth region, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Keighery, Greg J. and Keighery, Bronwen J. (1996). Re-discovery of Schoenus natans (Cyperaceae). Western Australian Naturalist 21(1): 65-67.

Keighery, Greg J., Keighery, Bronwen J. and Gibson, N. (1994). A Preliminary Vegetation Map and Flora List of Recommendation C 53, Shire of Waroona. Perth: Conservation and Land Management.

Leigh, John H., Boden, Robert and Briggs, John D. (1984). Extinct and Endangered Plants of Australia. South Melbourne, Victoria: The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd. viii + 369 pp.

Marchant, N. G. and Keighery, G. J. (1979). Poorly collected and presumably rare vascular plants of Western Australia. Kings Park Research Notes No. 5. West Perth: Kings Park and Botanic Garden. 103 pp.

O'Donoghue, Mike and Atkins, Ken. (2000). Lost Jewels in the Bush. Landscope 15(3): 23-27.

Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]

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