Carex tumulicola

Mackenzie

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 34: 154. 1907.

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 291. Mentioned on page 287.

Plants with short, stout rhizomes. Culms 20–80 cm, 1–1.6 mm wide basally, 0.5–0.8 mm wide distally. Leaves: sheaths tight, green, fronts hyaline; ligules less than 2 mm, wider than long; widest leaf-blades 1.5–2.5 mm wide, papillose adaxially. Inflorescences with 3–10 spikes, 1.5–5 cm × 5–8 mm; proximal internodes slightly shorter than to 2 times as long as proximal spikes; proximal bracts 1–5 cm; spikes with to 10 erect perigynia. Pistillate scales brown with green midvein, ovate, 3.3–5.2 × 2–2.8 mm, body as long as and wider than perigynium, apex awned, awn less than 1 mm. Anthers 1.9–2.4 mm. Perigynia pale green to pale-brown, veinless or veined, 3.5–5 × 1.5–2 mm, base slightly spongy, thickened, margins serrulate distally; beak 1–3 mm, apical teeth 0.3–0.6 mm. Styles straight, 0.05 mm wide. Achenes elliptic-circular, 2–2.4 × 1.4–1.7 mm.


Phenology: Fruiting late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Grasslands, forest openings
Elevation: 30–1200 m

Distribution

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B.C., Calif., Oreg., Wash.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"wider" is not a number.

... more about "Carex tumulicola"
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.24 cm2.4 mm <br />0.0024 m <br />) +
biconvex +
smaller +
1.4mm;1.7mm +
0.19 cm1.9 mm <br />0.0019 m <br /> (0.24 cm2.4 mm <br />0.0024 m <br />) +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br />) +
Peter W. Ball +
Mackenzie +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
shortened +
white-hyaline +, hyaline +  and narrow +
red tinged +  and brown +
rounded +
bidentate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 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 +
round +  and trigonous +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
0.5mm;0.8mm +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
30–1200 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Grasslands, forest openings +
, +  and racemose +
sessile +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
wider than long +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
veined +  and veinless +
pale green +  and pale-brown +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Fruiting late spring–early summer. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
0-2 times as long as proximal spikes +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
adventitious +
0.33 cm3.3 mm <br />0.0033 m <br /> (0.52 cm5.2 mm <br />0.0052 m <br />) +
basal +  and proximal +
2mm;2.8mm +
cylindric +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
straight +
deciduous +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex tumulicola +
Carex sect. Phaestoglochin +
species +
rhizomatous +  and short-rhizomatous +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +