Robert Mesibov mesibov at SOUTHCOM.COM.AU
Sat Jul 6 20:10:17 CDT 2002

John Grehan wrote:

"According to Seberg (1988), if his phylogeny is to be believed, the sister
genus is Schoenoides which is confined to Tasmania."

For what it's worth, Schoenoides oligocephalus (W.M. Curtis) O. Seberg was
restored to Oreobolus oligocephalus W.M. Curtis 1984 on p. 110 in:

Curtis, W.M. & Morris, D.M.  1994.  The Student's Flora of Tasmania. Part
4b. ANGIOSPERMAE: Alismataceae to Burmanniaceae.  Hobart: St David's Park

There are currently 5 Oreobolus recognised in Tasmania, all locally
abundant except oligocephalus, which is locally sparse but widespread in

Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
(03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195

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