Carex podocarpa

R. Brown ex Richardson in J. Franklin et al.

in J. Franklin et al., Narr. Journey Polar Sea, 751. 1823.

Illustrated
Synonyms: Carex behringensis C. B. Clarke Carex montanensis L. H. Bailey Carex venustula T. Holm
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 416. Mentioned on page 413, 414, 415.

Culms 5–60 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; proximal leaves reduced to sheaths; distal leaves with blades 3–6 mm wide. Inflorescences: spikes separate, elongate, 6–20 × 5–8 mm; lateral spikes 1–3, pendent, long-pedunculate. Pistillate scales dark-brown or black, margins occasionally narrowly hyaline, midvein seldom prominent, same color as the body, inconspicuous, broadly lanceolate, shorter than or equaling and as wide as perigynia, apex acute. Perigynia brown or purple-brown, veinless, ovate, 3–3.5 × 1.75–2 mm, papillose; beak 0.3–0.4 mm, shallowly bidentate or truncate, sparsely papillose or smooth.


Phenology: Fruiting Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Subalpine and alpine meadows, arctic tundra
Elevation: 10–1800 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., N.W.T., Yukon, Alaska, Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Asia (Russian Far East)

Discussion

The name Carex microchaeta has been misapplied to specimens of C. podocarpa. Within sect. Scitae, C. podocarpa is the only species having all the lateral spikes pendent and long-pedunculate.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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trigonous +
papillose +  and smooth +
David F. Murray +
R. Brown ex Richardson in J. Franklin et al. +
shortened +
rounded +
smooth +  and papillose +
truncate +  and bidentate +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br />) +
v--shaped +
3mm;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 /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
Alta. +, B.C. +, N.W.T. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Oreg. +  and Asia (Russian Far East) +
10–1800 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Subalpine and alpine meadows, arctic tundra +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
cauline +  and basal +
inconspicuous +
equaling +  and shorter than +
lanceolate +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
purple-brown +  and brown +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
ascending +  and erect +
0.175 cm1.75 mm <br />0.00175 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Fruiting Jun–Aug. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
filiform;leaflike +
in J. Franklin et al., Narr. Journey Polar Sea, +
adventitious +
black +  and dark-brown +
basal +  and proximal +
2-keeled +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
cylindric +
Illustrated +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
elongate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 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 behringensis +, Carex montanensis +  and Carex venustula +
Carex podocarpa +
Carex sect. Scitae +
species +
plant +, not +  and cespitose +