Carex loliacea

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 2: 974. 1753.

Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 314. Mentioned on page 312.

Plants loosely cespitose; rhizomes long, slender. Culms erect, weak, 15–40 cm. Leaves: sheaths pale-brown abaxially, inner band tight, hyaline, truncate; ligules short, as wide as long; blades pale green, flat, 5–15 cm × 1–2 mm. Inflorescences erect, 1–2.5 cm × 4–6 mm; proximal bracts scalelike, usually 2–8 mm, shorter than spikes. Spikes 2–5, gynecandrous, the proximal remote, proximal 2 at least 1 cm apart, the distal approximate, with 3–8 perigynia, suborbicular. Pistillate scales white-hyaline with green midrib, ovate, clearly shorter than perigynia, apex obtuse. Perigynia pale green or pale-brown in age, conspicuously many-veined, obovate-elliptic, 2.5–3.5 × 1.25–1.5 mm, subcoriaceous; beak absent. Achenes redbrown, oblongelliptic, 1.75 × 1 mm, glossy. 2n = 54.


Phenology: Fruiting Jun–Jul.
Habitat: Mires, wet forests, mossy stream banks, lowlands
Elevation: 0–1000 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Ont., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Eurasia

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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1.75 cm17.5 mm <br />0.0175 m <br /> (?) +
oblongelliptic +
smaller +
beaked +  and beakless +
papillose +  and smooth +
Heikki Toivonen +
Linnaeus +
shortened +
truncate +  and rounded +
inconspicuous +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
v--shaped +
1mm;2mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
round +  and trigonous +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +  and Eurasia +
0–1000 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Mires, wet forests, mossy stream banks, lowlands +
sessile +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
angled;rounded +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
pale-brown +  and pale green +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
spreading +  and ascending +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
subcoriaceous +
0.125 cm1.25 mm <br />0.00125 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Fruiting Jun–Jul. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
sheathless +  and bristlelike +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
adventitious +
white-hyaline +
basal +  and proximal +
cylindric +
Illustrated +
gynecandrous +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
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plant +  and cespitose +