Carex bella

L. H. Bailey

Bot. Gaz. 17: 152. 1892.

Illustrated
Synonyms: Carex atrata var. discolor L. H. Bailey Carex atrata var. discolor (L. H. Bailey) Kükenthal Carex uncompahgre
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 410. Mentioned on page 403.

Plants cespitose. Culms 25–55 cm, proximally scabrous. Leaves 3–6 mm wide. Inflorescences: proximal bracts shorter than or exceeding inflorescences; spikes pendent, separate, long-pendunculate, elongate, cylindric or clavate, 12–25 × 4–5.5 mm; lateral 2–3 spikes gynecandrous or, rarely, pistillate; terminal spike gynecandrous. Pistillate scales light to dark-brown, margins hyaline, lanceolate, shorter than and narrower or as broad as perigynia, midvein lighter colored than body, conspicuous, frequently raised, prominent, apex acute or mucronate. Perigynia ascending, pale green or pale-yellow, veinless, elliptic or obovate, 3–4 × 1.75–2 mm, apex abruptly formed, smooth; beak 0.3–0.4 mm, shallowly or deeply bidentate, smooth. Achenes nearly filling body of perigynia. 2n = 40.


Phenology: Fruiting Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Moist subalpine meadows
Elevation: 2800–3900 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Colo., N.Mex., S.Dak., Utah, Wyo., Mexico (Nuevo León)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Carex bella"
trigonous +
smaller +
papillose +  and smooth +
David F. Murray +
L. H. Bailey +
shortened +
cuneate +  and more or less rounded +
bidentate +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br />) +
v--shaped +
0mm;20mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
papillose +  and smooth +
red +  and purple +
round +  and trigonous +
25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br /> (55 cm550 mm <br />0.55 m <br />) +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, N.Mex. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Wyo. +  and Mexico (Nuevo León) +
2800–3900 m +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Moist subalpine meadows +
prophyllate +, pedunculate +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
lanceolate +
as-broad-as perigynia +  and narrower +
lighter colored +
prominent +, raised +  and conspicuous +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
pale-yellow +  and pale green +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.175 cm1.75 mm <br />0.00175 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Fruiting Jun–Aug. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
scale-like;,;thread-like +
ladder-fibrillose +  and veined +
purple +, tinged red +  and dotted +
black without yellowbrown +  and brown +
adventitious +
light +  and dark-brown +
basal +  and proximal +
2-keeled +
cylindric +
Illustrated +
pistillate +  and long-pendunculate +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
, +  and gynecandrous +
clavate;cylindric;elongate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
2 +  and 3 +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex atrata var. discolor +  and Carex uncompahgre +
Carex bella +
Carex sect. Racemosae +
species +
pistillate +  and staminate +
stoloniferous +, rhizomatous +  and long +
plant +  and cespitose +