Carex digitalis var. floridana

(L. H. Bailey) Naczi & Bryson

Novon 12: 531. 2002.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Carex laxiculmis var. floridana L. H. Bailey Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 1: 47. 1889
Synonyms: Carex digitalis var. asymmetrica Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 446. Mentioned on page 445.

Widest leaf 2.7–4.5 (–5.3) mm wide. Inflorescence: longest peduncle of staminate spike 0.9–7.2 (–11.4) cm; terminal spike usually surpassed by bract blade of distal lateral spike. Perigynia (8–) 11–15-veined, 3.2–4.2 mm, apex noticeably excurved.


Phenology: Fruiting spring.
Habitat: Rich, moist, slopes or bottomlands, deciduous or mixed deciduous-evergreen forests, near flood plain of streams and rivers, sandy or sandy loam soils
Elevation: 0–300 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br /> (0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br />) +
smaller +
1mm;1.6mm +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.33 cm3.3 mm <br />0.0033 m <br />) +
Charles T. Bryson +  and Robert F. C. Naczi +
(L. H. Bailey) Naczi & Bryson +
shortened +
light-brown;white +
tapering +
Carex laxiculmis var. floridana +
tapering +
0.5-1.3(-1.8) times as tall as tallest flowering culm +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (44 cm440 mm <br />0.44 m <br />) +
m--shaped +
1-3.5 times wider than bract blades;0.8mm;5mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br /> (11.4 cm114 mm <br />0.114 m <br />) +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
purple +  and brown +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (52 cm520 mm <br />0.52 m <br />) +
ascending +  and erect +
round +  and trigonous +
0.5mm;1mm +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Tex. +
0–300 m +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
1 +  and 2 +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Rich, moist, slopes or bottomlands, deciduous or mixed deciduous-evergreen forests, near flood plain of streams and rivers, sandy or sandy loam soils +
prophyllate +, pedunculate +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
7.2 cm72 mm <br />0.072 m <br /> (11.4 cm114 mm <br />0.114 m <br />) +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (7.2 cm72 mm <br />0.072 m <br />) +
brown tinged +  and hyaline +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (3.7 cm37 mm <br />0.037 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (10.2 cm102 mm <br />0.102 m <br />) +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
(8-)11-15-veined +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.42 cm4.2 mm <br />0.0042 m <br />) +
0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br /> (0.42 cm4.2 mm <br />0.0042 m <br />) +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
Fruiting spring. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
bladeless +  and leaflike +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
drooping +, ascending +  and erect +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
adventitious +
staminate +  and pistillate +
0.36 cm3.6 mm <br />0.0036 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.36 cm3.6 mm <br />0.0036 m <br />) +
basal +  and proximal +
oblong;keeled +
1mm;1.5mm +
cylindric +
concave +  and plane +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (8.7 cm87 mm <br />0.087 m <br />) +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
linear;linear-clavate +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.27 cm2.7 mm <br />0.0027 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
slender +
Carex digitalis var. asymmetrica +
Carex digitalis var. floridana +
Carex digitalis +
variety +
plant +  and cespitose +
2.7mm +  and 4.5mm +