Carex dasycarpa

Muhlenberg

Descr. Gram., 236. 1817.

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 489. Mentioned on page 487, 488.

Plants loosely cespitose; rhizomes slender. Culms 13–40 cm, smooth, sparsely pilose. Leaf-blades M-shaped in cross-section when young, 2–4.5 mm wide, at least proximal pilose. Inflorescences: proximal bracts sheathless or sheath not more than 2 mm; lateral spikes 6–27 × 4–9 mm, all in distal 1/2 of stem; terminal spike 8–20 × 1–2.5 mm. Pistillate scales 3-veined, ovate, 2.3–3 × 1.3–2.2 mm, shorter than perigynia, apex acute, sometimes with awn to 0.7 mm. Staminate scales 3-veined, 3.2–5 × 1.2–2 mm. Perigynia 20–30-veined, narrowly ovoid, 4.5–6 × 1.4–2 mm, spongy at base, subglabrous to puberulent proximally, pilose distally, at least some hairs 0.3–0.4 mm; beak obscure, 0.3–0.5 mm. Achenes: stipe to 1 mm; bodies 2.5 × 1.3–1.7 mm, filling only distal part of perigynia.


Phenology: Fruiting early spring–summer.
Habitat: Hardwood forests on sand
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., S.C.

Discussion

Carex dasycarpa is rare throughout most of its range.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Carex dasycarpa"
trigonous +
Peter W. Ball +
Muhlenberg +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br />) +
shortened +
tapering +
straight +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
well-developed +
m--shaped +  and v--shaped +
0mm;20mm +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (?) +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.17 cm1.7 mm <br />0.0017 m <br />) +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
2mm +  and 4.5mm +
purple-brown +, red +  and brown +
round +  and trigonous +
13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +  and S.C. +
0–100 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Hardwood forests on sand +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br />) +
prophyllate +, pedunculate +  and pistillate +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
pilose +, subglabrous +  and puberulent proximally +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Fruiting early spring–summer. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
Descr. Gram., +
adventitious +
3-veined +, staminate +  and pistillate +
brown +, green +  and hyaline +
0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
basal +  and proximal +
1.2mm;2mm +
cylindric +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex dasycarpa +
Carex sect. Hallerianae +
species +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
plant +  and cespitose +