Carex albicans var. australis

(L. H. Bailey) Rettig

Sida 14: 133. 1990

Illustrated
Basionyms: Carex varia var. australis L. H. Bailey Bot. Gaz. 17: 153. 1892
Synonyms: Carex emmonsii var. australis (L. H. Bailey) Rettig Carex physorhyncha Liebmann
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 542. Mentioned on page 541.

Rhizomes horizontally spreading, 18–70 mm. Staminate spikes 6–14 × 0.5–1.8 mm; staminate scales 3–4 × 0.9–1.8 mm, midrib weak or strong, usually not reaching apex of scale (rarely prominent, extending to apex of scale, and finely toothed, 15X). Perigynia 2.7–3.1 × 0.8–1.1 mm; beak with apical teeth 0.2–0.4 mm. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Fruiting late Mar–mid May.
Habitat: Dry to mesic, level areas of sandy loam, occasionally on sandy loam-clay mixtures, in partial shade of hardwood or mixed-pine forests
Elevation: 10–200 m

Distribution

V23 1022-distribution-map.jpg

Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex., Va., s to c Mexico.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

William J. Crins +  and Jeff H. Rettig +
(L. H. Bailey) Rettig +
Carex varia var. australis +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Va. +  and s to c Mexico. +
10–200 m +
Dry to mesic, level areas of sandy loam, occasionally on sandy loam-clay mixtures, in partial shade of hardwood or mixed-pine forests +
Fruiting late Mar–mid May. +
Illustrated +
Carex emmonsii var. australis +  and Carex physorhyncha +
Carex albicans var. australis +
Carex albicans +
variety +