Help us maintain this website and keep it free and open for our community of scientists, students, and conservation managers, who depend on it to obtain the most up to date information. Help us save species and restore native ecosystems!


Please scroll to the bottom for more images.
Rhynchospora globularis (Chapm.) Small
Globe beak-rush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the Greater Antilles (not Puerto Rico).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For images, visit CalPhotos. The Flora of the West Indies recognizes both the type and var. pinetorum for North America and the Greater Antilles.

Other data on Rhynchospora globularis available from :

Rhynchospora globularis has been found in the following 15 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Babcock Ranch Preserve Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Trinity Pineland Doubtfully Present
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Rhynchospora globularis has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Rhynchospora globularis has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Prairie Hammock