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Carex planispicata, a widespread and frequent new species of Carex section Griseae Cyperaceae from the eastern United States of America

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1999
Authors:Naczi, R. F. C.
Journal:Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science

<p>Carex planispicata is described as new from 21 states of the eastern U.S.A., where it occurs in mesic deciduous forests. It belongs to the C. oligocarpa complex because of its distichous perigyina and purple-red coloration extending high on its shoot bases. Features that distinguish Carex planispicata from its closest relatives include perigynium shape, perigynium lenght relative to achene body length, achene beak lenght, and leaf blade width.</p>

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