Carex timida

Naczi & B. A. Ford

Sida 19: 879, figs. 3C, 4A–C, 5C, 7. 2001.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 561. Mentioned on page 559, 560.

Culms 4.6–34 cm; cataphylls with bulging cells. Leaves: basal sheaths dark brown, tinged red-purple; blades green, exceeding culms, 1–4.3 mm wide, herbaceous, margins green, scabrous. Lateral spikes 1–3, basal, on widely spreading to nodding peduncles. Terminal spikes with staminate portion 2–12-flowered, 3.4–5.6(–6.2) × 0.6–1 mm; pistillate portion 2–3(–4)-flowered. Pistillate scales green, margins hyaline, white or with brown submarginal band, 1.6–2.4 mm wide, not more than 1.5 times as and not concealing perigynia; distal scales with hyaline margins 0.4–0.8 mm wide. Staminate scales white or pale green with subapical brown band, margins connate, enfolding scales above, (1.9–)2.1–3.3 mm, (0.33–)0.4–0.75 length of staminate portion of terminal spike, apex truncate or broadly obtuse. Anthers 0.4–1.5 mm. Perigynia 2–3(–4) per spike, pale green to pale brown, narrowly ovoid, obovoid, or ellipsoid, (4–)4.4–5.6(–6) × 1.6–2.1 mm, tightly enveloping achenes, apex abruptly tapering; beak 1.4–2.3(–2.5) mm, scabrous. Stigmas filiform, flexuous, long, slender, strongly papillose. Achenes brown, subglobose, 2.1–2.5 × 1.6–2.1 mm.

Phenology: Fruiting spring–summer (May–Jul).
Habitat: Mesic deciduous woods, mixed deciduous and juniper woodlands, on lime-rich substrates
Elevation: 200–500 m


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Ala., Ark., Ind., Ky., Mo., Ohio, Okla., Tenn.


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Lower Taxa

... more about "Carex timida"
William J. Crins +, Robert F. C. Naczi +, A. A. Reznicek +  and Bruce A. Ford +
Naczi & B. A. Ford +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Mo. +, Ohio +, Okla. +  and Tenn. +
200–500 m +
Mesic deciduous woods, mixed deciduous and juniper woodlands, on lime-rich substrates +
Fruiting spring–summer (May–Jul). +
Carex timida +
Carex sect. Phyllostachyae +
species +