Carex glacialis

Mackenzie

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 37: 244. 1910

Common names: Carex des glaces
Basionyms: Carex pedata Wahlenburg Fl. Lapp., 239, plate 14. 1812,
Synonyms: Carex terrae-novae Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 557. Mentioned on page 553.
Plants densely cespitose, often forming tussocks, short-rhizomatous. Culms to 20(–30) cm. Leaf blades 2–(–10) cm × 0.5–1.5 mm, dead leaf remains often circinnate. Spikes: staminate 2–8 × 0.7–2 mm; pistillate 2–9 × 1–3 mm. Pistillate scales reddish black with hyaline margins, subcircular, 1.4–2.5 × 1.2–2 mm, apex obtuse to subacute, shorter than to as long as perigynium body. Staminate scales reddish black or dark brown, midvein paler, obovate, 2–3 × 0.8–1.4 mm, apex obtuse to acute. Perigynia reddish black to dark brown distally, 1.5–2.5 × 0.9–1.2 mm; beak 0.3–0.5 mm. Achenes obovoid, 1.75 × 0.8 mm. 2n = 34.

Phenology: Fruiting summer.
Habitat: Dry rocks, gravel, sand, talus slopes, eskers, on limestone
Elevation: 0–1000 m

Distribution

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Greenland, Alta., B.C., Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, n Eurasia.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Facts about "Carex glacialis"
AuthorPeter W. Ball + and David F. Murray +
AuthorityMackenzie +
BasionymsCarex pedata +
Common nameCarex des glaces +
DistributionGreenland +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska + and n Eurasia. +
Elevation0–1000 m +
HabitatDry rocks, gravel, sand, talus slopes, eskers, on limestone +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorSusan A. Reznicek +
PhenologyFruiting summer. +
Publication titleBull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Publication year1910 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V23/V23 1062.xml +
SynonymsCarex terrae-novae +
Taxon familyCyperaceae +
Taxon nameCarex glacialis +
Taxon parentCarex sect. Lamprochlaenae +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 23 +