Australian New Crops Info 2016
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Kobresia sibirica



This species is usually known as:

Kobresia sibirica


This species has also been known as:

Elyna sibirica, Kobresia bellardii var. macrocarpa, Kobresia hyperborea, Kobresia hyperborea var. alaskana, Kobresia hyperborea var. lepagei, Kobresia macrocarpa, Kobresia schoenoides var. lepagei


Common names:

Siberian Bog Sedge



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kobresia sibirica: 2]



Popularity of Kobresia sibirica over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kobresia sibirica (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Kobresia sibirica as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 7]


barcoding plants (1), Canadian Arctic Archipelago (1), Carex (1), Cyperaceae (1), DNA barcoding (1), Kobresia (1), plastid DNA (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


Insufficient data to carry out a crop use/product analysis




Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Global Carex G (2015) Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179, 1-42.

Seeber E, Winterfeld G, Hensen I, Sharbel TF, Durka W, Liu J, Yang Y-P and Wesche K (2014) Ploidy in the alpine sedge Kobresia pygmaea (Cyperaceae) and related species: combined application of chromosome counts, new microsatellite markers and flow cytometry. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 176, 22-35.

Kienast F (2013) PLANT MACROFOSSIL RECORDS | Arctic Eurasia A2 - Elias, Scott A. In Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (Second Edition) (Ed.^(Eds Mock CJ) pp. 733-745. (Elsevier: Amsterdam).

Lkhagva A, Boldgiv B, Goulden CE, Yadamsuren O and Lauenroth WK (2013) Effects of grazing on plant community structure and aboveground net primary production of semiarid boreal steppe of northern Mongolia. Grassland Science 59, 135-145.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kobresia sibirica: 2; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Clerc-Blain JL, Starr JR, Bull RD and Saarela JM (2010) A regional approach to plant DNA barcoding provides high species resolution of sedges (Carex and Kobresia, Cyperaceae) in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Molecular Ecology Resources 10, 69-91.

Hilbig W (2000) Kommentierte Übersicht über die Pflanzengesellschaften und ihre höheren Syntaxa in der Mongolei. Feddes Repertorium 111, 75-120.


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