Carex turgescens

Torrey

Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 3: 419. 1836.

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 515. Mentioned on page 516.

Culms obtusely trigonous in cross-section, 45–100 (–160) cm, smooth. Leaves: ligules 3–12 mm, mostly longer than wide; blades yellowish or light green, widest leaves 1.8–6 mm wide, smooth or sometimes papillose, especially distally. Inflorescences (3–) 5–30 (–45) cm; proximal (1–) 2–3 spikes pistillate, erect or the proximal spreading, aggregated or the proximal sometimes remote, ovoid to short-cylindric. Pistillate scales ovate, 1/3–2/3 as long as perigynia, apex acute to acuminate. Anthers 2.3–5.1 mm. Perigynia spreading or the proximal somewhat reflexed, yellowish green, 22–34-veined, inflated, ovate to narrowly ovate, 6.4–10.7 × 2–3.5 mm, 2.6–3.9 times as long as wide, apex contracted; beak 1.3–3 mm. Achenes 2.8–3.6 × 1.6–2.2 mm.


Phenology: Fruiting spring–early summer.
Habitat: Wet savannas, wet open forests, seeps, stream banks, often in shallow water, in sandy or peaty, acidic soils
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br /> (0.36 cm3.6 mm <br />0.0036 m <br />) +
trigonous;ovoid;oblong-ovoid +
smaller +
1.6mm;2.2mm +
0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br /> (0.51 cm5.1 mm <br />0.0051 m <br />) +
A. A. Reznicek +
Torrey +
shortened +
not +  and fibrous +
round-tapering +
bidentate +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
light green +  and yellowish +
m--shaped +
0mm;20mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
brown +  and yellowish +
trigonous +
45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
prophyllate +  and pedunculate +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
0–200 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Wet savannas, wet open forests, seeps, stream banks, often in shallow water, in sandy or peaty, acidic soils +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br />) +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
mostly longer than wide +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
stipitate +  and veined +
Fruiting spring–early summer. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
sheathing +  and leaflike +
0.64 cm6.4 mm <br />0.0064 m <br /> (1.07 cm10.7 mm <br />0.0107 m <br />) +
ovate +  and narrowly ovate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York +
adventitious +
basal +  and proximal +
cylindric +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
persistent +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex sect. Folliculatae +
Carex turgescens +
Carex sect. Rostrales +
species +
purple +  and red +
plant +  and cespitose +
1.8mm +  and 6mm +