Carex alopecoidea

Tuckerman

Enum. Meth. Caric.,18. 1843

Common names: Carex alopécoïde
Found in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 275. Mentioned on page 273, 274.
FNA23 P76 Carex crus-corvi pg 275.jpeg
Plants with basal sheaths of previous year persistent as linear fibers. Culms to 80 cm × 4 mm, scabrous. Leaves: sheaths all with blades, fronts smooth, red spotted, indistinctly linearly veined, apex hyaline, colorless, fragile, convex, entire; ligules rounded, 5 mm, free limb to 0.5 mm; blades dark green, not epistomic, to 60 cm × 7 mm. Inflorescences densely spicate, elongated, cylindric, with 8–12 branches, 2–4 × 1.5 cm; proximal internode to 0.5 mm; proximal bracts setaceous, apparent. Scales coppery with hyaline margins. Perigynia pale brown, coppery distally, faintly 3–5-veined or veinless abaxially, veinless adaxially, to 4 × 1.7 mm, base not distended proximally, rounded; stipe to 0.2 mm; beak to 2 mm, serrulate. Achenes circular, 1.5 × 1.3 mm; stalk to 0.15 mm; persistent style base cylindric. 2n = 68.

Phenology: Fruiting Jul.
Habitat: Seasonally saturated soils in wet meadows, openings in alluvial woods, stream banks, particularly on calcareous substrates
Elevation: 0–1500 m

Distribution

Man., N.S., Ont., Que., Sask., Conn., Del., D.C., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.J., N.Y., N.Dak., Ohio, Pa., Vt., Wis.

Discussion

Morphologically Carex alopecoidea is most similar to C. conjuncta; it differs in the smooth sheath fronts and the abaxial veins faint or absent.

References

None.

Facts about "Carex alopecoidea"
AuthorLisa A. Standley +
Common nameCarex alopécoïde +
Elevation0–1500 m +
HabitatSeasonally saturated soils in wet meadows, openings in alluvial woods, stream banks, particularly on calcareous substrates +
IllustratorSusan A. Reznicek +
PhenologyFruiting Jul. +
ReferenceNone +
Taxon nameCarex alopecoidea +
Taxon parentCarex sect. Vulpinae +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 23 +