Carex appalachica

J. M. Webber & P. W. Ball
Taxon 28: 614. 1979.
Common names: Carex des Appalaches
IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 290. Mentioned on page 287, 289.

Plants without short-creeping rhizomes. Culms 20–60 cm, 0.7–1.3 mm wide basally, 0.2–0.5 mm wide distally. Leaves: sheaths tight, green, fronts hyaline; ligules less than 2 mm, wider than long; widest leaf blades 0.9–1.5 mm wide. Inflorescences with 3–6 spikes, 2–8 cm × 2.5–6.5 mm; proximal internodes more than 2 times as long as proximal spikes; proximal bracts 1–11 cm; spikes with 2–5(–7) ascending perigynia. Pistillate scales hyaline with green midvein, ovate to circular-ovate, 1.2–1.9 × 0.9–1.6 mm, body 1/2 length of perigynium, apex obtuse, acute, or short-awned. Anthers 0.8–1.3 mm. Perigynia green, faces not veined, 2–3.4 × 0.8–1.3 mm, base of perigynium spongy, thickened, longitudinally striate adaxially, spongy region 0.5–1.1 mm, margins serrulate distally; beak 0.3–1 mm, apical teeth 0.1–0.4 mm. Stigmas coiled or twisted, 0.05–0.08(–0.09) mm wide. Achenes ovate to obovate, 1.4–2 × 0.8–1.3 mm. 2n = 52.


Phenology: Fruiting late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Dry to mesic deciduous or mixed forests, usually on sandy or rocky soils
Elevation: 100–1000 m

Distribution

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Ont., Que., Conn., D.C., Ga., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

The name Carex radiata has frequently been misapplied to C. appalachica.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Peter W. Ball +
J. M. Webber & P. W. Ball +
Carex des Appalaches +
Ont. +, Que. +, Conn. +, D.C. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
100–1000 m +
Dry to mesic deciduous or mixed forests, usually on sandy or rocky soils +
Fruiting late spring–early summer. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Carex appalachica +
Carex sect. Phaestoglochin +
species +