Carex adelostoma

V. I. Kreczetowicz in V. L. Komarov et al.

in V. L. Komarov et al., Fl. URSS3: 603. 1935

Common names: Carex à bec obscur
Synonyms: Carex buxbaumii alpicola Carex buxbaumii alpina Carex buxbaumii mutica Carex buxbaumii mutica Carex morrisseyi
Found in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 410. Mentioned on page 402, 403, 407.
FNA23 P103 Carex mertensii pg 407.jpeg
Plants cespitose. Culms 20–35 cm, distally scabrous. Leaves blades 2–3 mm wide. Inflorescences: proximal bracts shorter than inflorescences; spikes erect, distinct, short-pendunculate, oblong, 10–15 × 5–8 mm; lateral 2–3 spikes pistillate, of similar length; terminal spike staminate, androgynous, or gynecandrous. Pistillate scales dark brown, lanceolate, mostly shorter than, also equaling or longer (if longer then without long mucro typical of C. buxbaumii) and as broad as perigynia, midvein lighter colored than body, conspicuous apex acuminate or mucronate, mucro less than 0.5 mm. Perigynia ascending, pale green, veined or veinless, elliptic, 2.5–3 × 1.25–1.75 mm, papillose, especially along distal margins; beak to 0.2 mm, bidentate. Achenes nearly filling body of perigynia. 2n = 106.

Phenology: Fruiting Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Subarctic bogs, forests
Elevation: 10–300 m


Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Nunavut, Que., Alaska, n Europe, Asia (boreal Russia).




Facts about "Carex adelostoma"
AuthorDavid F. Murray +
Common nameCarex à bec obscur +
Elevation10–300 m +
HabitatSubarctic bogs, forests +
IllustratorSusan A. Reznicek +
PhenologyFruiting Jul–Aug. +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymCarex buxbaumii alpicola +, Carex buxbaumii alpina +, Carex buxbaumii mutica + and Carex morrisseyi +
Taxon nameCarex adelostoma +
Taxon parentCarex sect. Racemosae +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 23 +