Carex lenticularis var. limnophila

(Holm) Cronquist in C. L. Hitchcock et al.

in C. L. Hitchcock et al., Vasc. Pl. Pacif. N.W. 1: 279. 1969.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionyms: Carex vulgaris var. limnophila T. Holm Amer. J. Sci. 167: 307. 1904
Synonyms: Carex goodenovii var. limnophila (T. Holm) M. E. Jones Carex hindsii C. B. Clarke
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 392. Mentioned on page 389, 391, 393.

Culms 17–78 cm. Leaf-blades 2–4 mm wide. Inflorescences: peduncle of proximal spike 1 cm or longer; proximal bract 3–4 mm wide. Spikes: proximal 3–7 spikes pistillate, 1.5–3.6 cm × 4–6 mm; terminal spike staminate. Pistillate scales redbrown or black. Perigynia 5–7-veined on each face, ovoid, 2.5–3.5 × 1.3–1.6 mm; stipe 0.4–0.7 mm; beak redbrown, 0.2–0.5 mm.


Phenology: Fruiting Aug.
Habitat: Lakeshores, wet meadows
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

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B.C., Alaska, Calif., Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

Carex lenticularis var. limnophila occurs only along the Pacific coast and is distinguished from the sympatric var. lipocarpa by larger perigynia, wider pistillate spikes, more compact inflorescence, and pistillate scales that are as long as the perigynia.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"prolonged" is not a number.

biconvex +
not constricted +
, +  and papillose +
Lisa A. Standley +, Jacques Cayouette +  and Leo Bruederle +
(Holm) Cronquist in C. L. Hitchcock et al. +
shortened +
not +  and fibrous +
distended +, attenuate +  and cuneate +
Carex vulgaris var. limnophila +
bidentate +  and emarginate +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
papillose +
m--shaped +  and 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 +
redbrown +  and brown +
17 cm170 mm <br />0.17 m <br /> (78 cm780 mm <br />0.78 m <br />) +
prophyllate +, subsessile +, pedunculate +  and staminate +
B.C. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
0–100 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Lakeshores, wet meadows +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br />) +
Fruiting Aug. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
short-sheathing +, sheathless +  and leaflike +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
in C. L. Hitchcock et al., Vasc. Pl. Pacif. N.W. +
adventitious +
black +  and redbrown +
basal +  and proximal +
2-keeled +
ladder-fibrillose +  and veined +
cylindric +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3.6 cm36 mm <br />0.036 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (?) +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex goodenovii var. limnophila +  and Carex hindsii +
Carex lenticularis var. limnophila +
Carex lenticularis +
variety +
plant +  and cespitose +