Carex luzulifolia

W. Boott in S. Watson

in S. Watson, Bot. California 2: 250. 1880.

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Carex pseudojaponica C. B. Clarke
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 480. Mentioned on page 477, 479.

Plants densely or loosely cespitose; rhizomes short, thick. Culms to 100 cm. Leaves: blades 5–20 mm wide. Inflorescences with 4–6 spikes; peduncles of proximal spikes exserted more than 1 cm; proximal bracts with blade (13–) 17–35 (–55) mm, sheaths conspicuously expanded to mouth, 21–35 (–42) mm, mouth with wide purple band, usually shallowly U-shaped, greater than 2 mm wide. Lateral spikes pistillate, purple to dark-brown, pendent, (17–) 19–30 × 6-9 mm. Terminal spike staminate, ± erect or, occasionally, pendent, 9–19 × 4.5–9 mm. Pistillate scales glossy dark purple with narrow hyaline margins,often gold adaxially, usually ovate, apex obtuse to long-tapered (rarely ciliate-awned), glabrous. Staminate scales dark reddish purple with pale midvein and narrow, scarious margins, ovate to elliptic, 3.2–4.1 × 1–2 mm, apex usually obtuse, occasionally short-awned. Anthers (1.8–) 2.4–4 mm. Perigynia ascending, dark purple, veins indistinct, elliptic or ovate to broadly ovate, 4–5.3 × 1.7–2.5 mm, with flat margins more than 1/2 mature achene width, glabrous; beak 1–2 mm, apex dark purple to blackish, glabrous, distance from beak tip to achene apex greater than 2 mm. Achenes obovoid, 1.5–2.2 × 0.85–1.2 mm.


Phenology: Fruiting summer.
Habitat: Wet meadows
Elevation: 2100–2800 m

Discussion

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... more about "Carex luzulifolia"
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.22 cm2.2 mm <br />0.0022 m <br />) +
smaller +
0.85mm;1.2mm +
0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br /> (0.24 cm2.4 mm <br />0.0024 m <br />) +
0.24 cm2.4 mm <br />0.0024 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
dark purple +  and blackish +
Peter W. Ball +  and Joy Mastrogiuseppe +
W. Boott in S. Watson +
shortened +
tapered +  and rounded +
straight +
bidentate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
v--shaped +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (?) +  and 3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (?) +
5mm;20mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
round +  and trigonous +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
Calif. +, Idaho +  and Mont. +
2100–2800 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Wet meadows +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
/2 +  and 1 +
u--shaped +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
stipitate +, veined +  and veinless +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Fruiting summer. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
scale-like +  and filiform +
in S. Watson, Bot. California +
adventitious +
staminate +  and pistillate +
dark reddish +, gold +  and dark purple +
0.32 cm3.2 mm <br />0.0032 m <br /> (0.41 cm4.1 mm <br />0.0041 m <br />) +
basal +  and proximal +
ovate;elliptic +
1mm;2mm +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (4.2 cm42 mm <br />0.042 m <br />) +
cylindric +
expanded +
2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex pseudojaponica +
Carex luzulifolia +
Carex sect. Aulocystis +
species +
pendent +, , +  and erect +
gynecandrous +  and androgynous +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.53 cm5.3 mm <br />0.0053 m <br />) +
indistinct +
1.7mm +  and 2.5mm +
stoloniferous +  and rhizomatous +
plant +  and cespitose +