Carex polystachya Sw. ex Wahl. (Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 24: 149. 1803.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Martinique, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, ], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (native), Cuba (native), Hispaniola (native)[], Puerto Rico (native)[], ], North America (Mexico), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (native),
Synonyms: Carex cladostachya Wahlenb. (Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 24: 149. 1803.), Carex dussiana Boeckeler (Beitr. Cyper. 2: 42. 1890.), Carex flaccida Sw. ex Kunth (Enum. Pl. 2: 510. 1837.),
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