Carex tuckermanii


Amer. J. Sci. Arts 49: 48, plate Ff, fig. 117. 1845.

Common names: Carex de Tuckerman
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 506. Mentioned on page 502, 505.

Plants cespitose; rhizomes short or inconspicuous. Culms trigonous in cross section, 40–120 cm, smooth distally. Leaves: basal sheaths reddish purple; ligules as wide to slightly longer than wide; blades dark green, flat to W-shaped, 2–5 mm wide, glabrous. Inflorescences 10–35 cm; proximal bract 25–70 cm, exceeding inflorescence; proximal (1–)2–3(–4) spikes pistillate, erect or the proximal spreading or pendent, cylindric; terminal 1–3 spikes staminate. Pistillate scales narrowly ovate, 3.9–5.2 × 1.2–2.4 mm, shorter than perigynia, margins entire, apex acute, awnless. Perigynia ascending, often green or straw colored, strongly 7–12-veined, veins running to beak, broadly elliptic, 7.5–12.5 × (4–)4.5–7 mm, apex contracted; beak 2.4–4.8 mm, smooth, bidentate, teeth straight, 0.7–1.9 mm. Stigmas 3. Achenes brown, trigonous, asymmetric, deeply indented on 1 face, smooth.

Phenology: Fruiting Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Deciduous swamp forests, thickets, often along streams or pond shores, wet meadows
Elevation: 0–500 m


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N.B., Ont., Que., Conn., Ind., Maine, Md., Mich., Minn., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Vt., Wis.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Carex tuckermanii"
A. A. Reznicek +  and Bruce A. Ford +
Vesicariae +
Carex de Tuckerman +
N.B. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Ind. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Vt. +  and Wis. +
0–500 m +
Deciduous swamp forests, thickets, often along streams or pond shores, wet meadows +
Fruiting Jun–Aug. +
Amer. J. Sci. Arts +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Carex tuckermanii +
Carex sect. Vesicariae +
species +