Carex luzulina var. ablata

(L. H. Bailey) F. J. Hermann

Rhodora 70: 420. 1968.

IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Carex ablata L. H. Bailey Bot. Gaz. 13: 82. 1888
Synonyms: Carex luzulifolia var. ablata (L. H. Bailey) Kükenthal Carex owyheensis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 481. Mentioned on page 479.

Spikes lax. Pistillate scales dark purple with paler midvein usually less than 0.2 mm wide and not extending to tip, apex usually acute. Perigynia ascending, usually mostly purple at least distally.


Phenology: Fruiting summer.
Habitat: Wet meadows, bogs
Elevation: 1200–2200 m.

Distribution

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B.C., Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

The two varieties of Carex luzulina recognized above can usually be distinguished by the key characters; some populations are intermediate.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thin" is not a number. "thick" is not a number.

0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
smaller +
0.7mm;1.1mm +
0.19 cm1.9 mm <br />0.0019 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
hispidulous +, setose +  and glabrous +
Peter W. Ball +  and Joy Mastrogiuseppe +
(L. H. Bailey) F. J. Hermann +
shortened +
tapered +  and rounded +
Carex ablata +
straight +
bidentate +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
v--shaped +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (?) +  and 8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (?) +
0mm;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 /> (90 cm900 mm <br />0.9 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
1200–2200 m. +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Wet meadows, bogs +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (3.2 cm32 mm <br />0.032 m <br />) +
erect +  and pendent +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
ciliate-setose +
0mm;0.2mm +
not purple-banded +
0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
green +  and purple +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br /> (0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br />) +
Fruiting summer. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
scale-like +  and filiform +
adventitious +
dark purple +
0.29 cm2.9 mm <br />0.0029 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
basal +  and proximal +
ovate;obovate +
0.7mm;1.6mm +
cylindric +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (5.8 cm58 mm <br />0.058 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex luzulifolia var. ablata +  and Carex owyheensis +
Carex luzulina var. ablata +
Carex luzulina +
variety +
gynecandrous +  and androgynous +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
dark purple +
ciliate-setose +
stoloniferous +  and rhizomatous +
plant +  and cespitose +