Carex microchaeta subsp. nesophila

(Holm) D. F. Murray

Canad. J. Bot. 48: 323. 1970.

Illustrated
Basionym: Carex nesophila T. Holm Amer. J. Sci. 167: 315. 1904
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 415. Mentioned on page 413.

Pistillate scales black, margins rarely hyaline, narrowly lanceolate sometimes shorter than, but usually equaling or exceeding and as wide as perigynia, midvein prominent, lighter colored than body, conspicuous, apex acute to attenuate, occasionally mucronate. Perigynia distally greenish yellow or yellowbrown, veined or veinless, narrowly ovate, papillose; beak purple to black-tipped, darker than body of perigynium.


Phenology: Fruiting Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Meadow tundra
Elevation: 0–1000

Distribution

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Alaska, Asia (Russian Far East)

Discussion

The name Carex tolmiei has been misapplied to specimens of C. microchaeta subsp. nesophila. Carex microchaeta subsp. nesophila is a coastal race with transitional forms to 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 +
(Holm) D. F. Murray +
shortened +
rounded +
Carex nesophila +
black-tipped +
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 +
Alaska +  and Asia (Russian Far East) +
0–1000 +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Meadow tundra +
prophyllate +, pedunculate +, , +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
lanceolate +
lighter colored +
conspicuous +  and prominent +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
veinless +  and veined +
yellowbrown +  and greenish yellow +
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 +
Canad. J. Bot. +
adventitious +
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. nesophila +
Carex microchaeta +
subspecies +
plant +, not +  and cespitose +