Carex nova

L. H. Bailey

J. Bot. 26: 322. 1888.

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Carex elbertana Kelso Carex nova var. erxlebenii Kelso Carex violacea
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 412. Mentioned on page 402, 410.

Plants cespitose. Culms 15–60 cm, proximally scabrous. Leaves 2.5–4 mm wide. Inflorescences: proximal bracts usually shorter than, sometimes equaling, occasionally exceeding, inflorescences; spikes spreading or erect, overlapping, contiguous, forming dense terminal cluster or, sometimes, proximal spikes separate, sessile, short-oblong, 7–12 × 6–10 mm; lateral 2–3 spikes pistillate; terminal spike gynecandrous. Pistillate scales dark-brown or black, distal margins often hyaline, ovate or lanceolate, shorter than or as long and broad as pergynia, midvein same color as body, inconspicuous, apex acute. Perigynia ascending or spreading, pale-yellow, dark-brown or blackish with green or yellowbrown margins, veinless, ovate or, rarely, circular, 3–4 × 2–3 mm, apex abruptly beaked, papillose on distal margins and serrulate; beak 0.4–0.5 mm, shallowly or deeply bidentate, often serrulate. Achenes filling proximal 1/2 or less of perigynia.


Phenology: Fruiting Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Moist subalpine and alpine meadows, lake and stream margins
Elevation: 3000–3700 m

Distribution

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Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Utah, Wyo.

Discussion

Carex nova is represented in Russia and Mongolia by the vicariant C. melanocephala Turczaninow.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Carex nova"
trigonous +
smaller +
serrulate +  and beaked +
papillose +
David F. Murray +
L. H. Bailey +
shortened +
cuneate +  and more or less rounded +
bidentate +
0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
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 +
papillose +  and smooth +
red +  and purple +
round +  and trigonous +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
Colo. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
3000–3700 m +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Moist subalpine and alpine meadows, lake and stream margins +
prophyllate +, pedunculate +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
yellowbrown +  and green +
inconspicuous +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
blackish +, dark-brown +  and pale-yellow +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
spreading +  and ascending +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Fruiting Jun–Aug. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
scale-like;,;thread-like +
ladder-fibrillose +  and veined +
purple +, tinged red +  and dotted +
black without yellowbrown +  and brown +
adventitious +
black +  and dark-brown +
basal +  and proximal +
2-keeled +
cylindric +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
pistillate +  and sessile +
separate +, contiguous +  and overlapping +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
erect +  and spreading +
short-oblong +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
2 +  and 3 +
papillate +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex elbertana +, Carex nova var. erxlebenii +  and Carex violacea +
Carex nova +
Carex sect. Racemosae +
species +
pistillate +  and staminate +
stoloniferous +, rhizomatous +  and long +
plant +  and cespitose +