Carex macloviana

D’Urville

Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 4: 599. 1826.

Common names: Carex des Malouines
Illustrated
Synonyms: Carex incondita F. J. Hermann
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 352. Mentioned on page 334, 342, 345, 350.

Plants densely cespitose. Culms (9–) 16–60 cm. Leaves: sheath adaxially white-hyaline, summits usually U-shaped, rarely prolonged to 3 mm beyond collar; distal ligules 0.5–2.5 (–3) mm; blades 2–6 per fertile culm, (4–) 8–18 cm × (1.7–) 2–3.6 (–4) mm. Inflorescences stiffly erect, dense, brown or dark-brown, 0.9–2.1 cm × 10–15 (–18.5) mm; proximal internode 1.5–3.7 (–4.8) mm; 2d internode 1–3 mm; proximal bracts scalelike or bristlelike, shorter than inflorescences. Spikes (3–) 5–9, densely aggregated, ± individually indistinct, ovoid to broadly ovoid, 5.5–10.5 × 4–7 mm, base rounded to acute or tapered, apex truncate to tapered. Pistillate scales gold to brown, often reddish, sometimes with whitish or gold midstripe, ovate to broadly ovate, 2.7–3.5 (–4) mm, shorter or longer and usually narrower than perigynia, margin, white-hyaline usually conspicuous, 0.03–0.25 mm wide, apex usually obtuse. Perigynia appressed-ascending to ascending-spreading, straw colored, gold, redbrown, or coppery, conspicuously 0–7 (–11) -veined abaxially, conspicuously 0–3-veined adaxially, narrowly to broadly ovate, planoconvex to biconvex, occasionally ± flat around achene, 3.5–4.5 × (1.1–) 1.3–2 mm, 0.4–0.5 mm thick, margin flat, including wing 0.2–0.5 mm wide, darker than perigynium body, ciliate-serrulate at least on distal body, pithlike tissue usually present in proximal perigynium walls in U-shape around achene, glossy metallic sheen; beak white, golden brown, redbrown, brown, or dark-brown, usually white-hyaline at tip, cylindric, unwinged, ± entire for (0.4–) 0.5–0.6 (–0.9) mm, abaxial suture usually white, conspicuous, distance from beak tip to achene (1.2–) 1.6–2.4 mm. Achenes usually elliptic, (1.2–) 1.4–1.9 × 0.85–1.1 mm, 0.35–0.5 mm thick. 2n = 86.


Phenology: Fruiting summer–early fall.
Habitat: Mountain lake and river shores, moist meadows and slopes, bogs, and other wet areas, disturbed areas
Elevation: 0–3300 m

Distribution

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Greenland, Alta., B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.), N.W.T., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., Mont., Wyo., South America (Chile to Tierra del Fuego), Europe (Finland), Europe (Iceland), Europe (Norway), Europe (n Sweden)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"+timesaslongasinflorescences" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property."not undefined" is not a number.

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0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br />) +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br />) +
biconvex +
smaller +
0.35mm +  and 0.5mm +
bidentatate +
papillose +
Joy Mastrogiuseppe +, Paul E. Rothrock +, A. C. Dibble +  and A. A. Reznicek +
D’Urville +
shortened +
persistent +
rounded +  and acute or tapered +
not enlarged +
conspicuous +
cylindric +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (18 cm180 mm <br />0.18 m <br />) +
2 (?) +  and 6 (?) +
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 +
Carex des Malouines +
0.36 cm3.6 mm <br />0.0036 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
round +  and trigonous +
16 cm160 mm <br />0.16 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
2mm;3.6mm +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
Greenland +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.) +, N.W.T. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Colo. +, Mont. +, Wyo. +, South America (Chile to Tierra del Fuego) +, Europe (Finland) +, Europe (Iceland) +, Europe (Norway) +  and Europe (n Sweden) +
0–3300 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Mountain lake and river shores, moist meadows and slopes, bogs, and other wet areas, disturbed areas +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (1.85 cm18.5 mm <br />0.0185 m <br />) +
dark-brown +  and brown +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
not prophyllate +, sessile +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
darker +  and white-hyaline +
conspicuous +
0.2mm +  and 0.5mm +
gold +  and whitish +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
0-3-veined +  and 0-7(-11)-veined +
coppery +, redbrown +, gold +  and straw colored +
appressed-ascending +  and ascending-spreading +
0.4mm +  and 0.5mm +
Fruiting summer–early fall. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.37 cm3.7 mm <br />0.0037 m <br />) +
Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris +
adventitious +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
reddish +, gold +  and brown +
basal +  and proximal +
ovate;broadly ovate +
0.27 cm2.7 mm <br />0.0027 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
usually narrower +
herbaceous +  and membranous +
not differentiated +
cylindric +
Illustrated +
0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br /> (1.05 cm10.5 mm <br />0.0105 m <br />) +
ovoid;broadly ovoid +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +  and persistent +
2-3(-4)-fid +
prolonged +
u--shaped +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Carex incondita +
Carex macloviana +
Carex sect. Ovales +
species +
plant +  and cespitose +