Carex brunnescens subsp. brunnescens

Common names: Carex brunâtre
IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Carex brunnescens subsp. alaskana Kalela Carex brunnescens subsp. pacifica Kalela Carex brunnescens subsp. vitilis (Fries) Kalela Carex canescens var. alpicola Wahlenberg Carex canescens var. persoonii (Sieber) H. Christ Carex gebhardii Hoppe Carex gracilis Ehrhart Carex persoonii Sieber Carex vitilis Fries
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 320. Mentioned on page 317, 321.

Culms erect or, sometimes, nodding, slender, 15–60 cm. Leaves mid green to yellowish or gray-green, (1–) 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Inflorescences erect or, sometimes, nodding, 1.5–5 (–7) cm; proximal spikes 0.5–2.5 cm apart; terminal spike ellipsoid to subclavate. Perigynia 2–2.5 × 1–1.5 mm. 2n = 56.


Phenology: Fruiting May–Jul.
Habitat: Damp, temporarily dry areas, thin-peated mires, thickets, woodlands, heaths, rocky slopes
Elevation: 0–3500 m

Distribution

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Greenland, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Ga., Idaho, Ind., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.

Discussion

The mostly northern and western North America, Carex brunnescens subsp. brunnescens grades to subsp. sphaeostachya in the southeastern United States.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

No values specified."bristlelike-prolonged" is not a number.

brown +  and pale +
0.125 cm1.25 mm <br />0.00125 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
ovate-orbiculate +
smaller +
0.8mm;1mm +
several-veined +
dark-brown +, brown +  and green +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
elliptic-ovate +
beaked +  and beakless +
papillose +  and smooth +
Heikki Toivonen +
(Persoon) Poiret in J. Lamarck et al. +
shortened +
truncate +  and rounded +
Carex curta var. brunnescens +
inconspicuous +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br />) +
25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
green +  and yellowish green +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
v--shaped +
0.5mm;2mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
brown tinged +
subequal +
Carex brunâtre +
nodding +, , +  and erect +
round +  and trigonous +
slender +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Greenland +, St. Pierre and Miquelon +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ga. +, Idaho +, Ind. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +  and Wyo. +
0–3500 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Damp, temporarily dry areas, thin-peated mires, thickets, woodlands, heaths, rocky slopes +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
nodding +, , +  and erect +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
sessile +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
green +  and yellowish or gray-green +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
angled;rounded +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
dark-brown +, brown +  and green +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
appressed-ascending +  and loosely spreading +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Fruiting May–Jul. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
sheathless +  and bristlelike +
in J. Lamarck et al., Encycl., Suppl. +
adventitious +
white-hyaline with green +
basal +  and proximal +
2-keeled +
cylindric +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
gynecandrous +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex brunnescens subsp. alaskana +, Carex brunnescens subsp. pacifica +, Carex brunnescens subsp. vitilis +, Carex canescens var. alpicola +, Carex canescens var. persoonii +, Carex gebhardii +, Carex gracilis +, Carex persoonii +  and Carex vitilis +
Carex brunnescens subsp. brunnescens +
Carex brunnescens +
subspecies +
ellipsoid +  and subclavate +
plant +  and cespitose +