Carex microchaeta subsp. microchaeta

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 415. Mentioned on page 413.

Pistillate scales dark-brown to black, margins sometimes narrowly hyaline, ovate or lanceolate, equaling and as long and wide as perigynia, midvein raised, prominent, dark, same color as body, inconspicuous, apex acute. Perigynia distally uniform reddish-brown to purple, or with narrow, light colored margins, veinless, ovate, papillose; beak same color as distal portion of perigynium.


Phenology: Fruiting Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Arctic and alpine tundra, forming mats on exposed sites with mineral soils
Elevation: 350–1850

Distribution

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B.C., N.W.T., Yukon, Alaska.

Discussion

The name Carex podocarpa has been misapplied to specimens of C. microchaeta subsp. microchaeta. The illustration in K. K. Mackenzie (1940) as C. podocarpa is C. microchaeta subsp. microchaeta.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"-4mm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

trigonous +
papillose +  and smooth +
David F. Murray +
T. Holm +
shortened +
rounded +
smooth +  and papillose +
truncate +  and bidentate +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
v--shaped +
5mm;6mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
papillose +  and smooth +
brown +, purple +  and red +
round +  and trigonous +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (35 cm350 mm <br />0.35 m <br />) +
short-pedunculate +
B.C. +, N.W.T. +, Yukon +  and Alaska. +
350–1850 +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Arctic and alpine tundra, forming mats on exposed sites with mineral soils +
prophyllate +, pedunculate +, , +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
light colored +  and hyaline +
lanceolate;ovate +
inconspicuous +  and dark +
prominent +  and raised +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
reddish-brown +  and purple +
ascending +  and erect +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Fruiting Jun–Aug. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
filiform;leaflike +
Amer. J. Sci. +
adventitious +
dark-brown +  and black +
basal +  and proximal +
lanceolate;ovate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
cylindric +
Illustrated +
approximate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
oblong;elongate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex microchaeta subsp. microchaeta +
Carex microchaeta +
subspecies +
plant +, not +  and cespitose +