Carex sect. Dornera
Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 8: 217. 1859.
Plants loosely or densely cespitose, short-rhizomatous; rhizomes dark-brown, stout, sometimes inconspicuous. Culms brown at base. Leaves: basal sheaths not fibrous; sheath fronts membranous; blades V-shaped in cross-section when young, 1.5–4 mm wide, glabrous. Inflorescences a solitary spike; bracts absent; spike androgynous. Proximal pistillate scales deciduous before perigyinia, apex obtuse to acute. Perigynia erect but eventually spreading, proximal somewhat reflexed at maturity, veinless, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, rounded-trigonous to biconvex, 3–5 mm, base rounded and stipitate, margins rounded, apex tapering to gradually formed beak, somewhat glossy, glabrous; beak less than 2 mm including teeth, obliquely cleft, sometimes slightly bidentate. Stigmas (2–) 3. Achenes usually trigonous, smaller than bodies of perigynia; style deciduous.
North America, Eurasia
Species 5 (2 in the flora).