Mem. Torrey Bot. Club1: 50. 1889
Phenology: Fruiting Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Stream banks, springs, seeps in desert regions
Elevation: 600–2700 m
Carex alma has an unusual combination of characteristics for the section. The conspicuous basal sheaths, the basally spongy perigynia tapering to beak, the hyaline acute scales, and the cylindricly enlarged style bases place the species closer to sect. Vulpinae than to other taxa of sect. Multiflorae. Carex agrostoides, here placed in synonymy with C. alma, has previously been distinguished by the green perigynia and absence of basal spongy tissue. All such specimens, including the type, appear to be immature specimens of C. alma in which spongy tissue and mature perigynium coloration have not developed.
|Author||Lisa A. Standley +|
|Elevation||600–2700 m +|
|Habitat||Stream banks, springs, seeps in desert regions +|
|Illustrator||Susan A. Reznicek +|
|Phenology||Fruiting Jul–Aug. +|
|Synonym||Carex agrostoides + and Carex vitrea +|
|Taxon name||Carex alma +|
|Taxon parent||Carex sect. Multiflorae +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 23 +|