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Carex engelmannii L. H. Bailey
ENGELMANNS SEDGE
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Carex engelmannii L.H. Bailey
Engelmann's sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAEN3
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

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CABRP3 Carex breweri Boott var. paddoensis (Suksd.) Cronquist

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae – Sedge family
Genus Carex L. – sedge
Species Carex engelmannii L.H. Bailey – Engelmann's sedge

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478. Carex engelmannii L. H. Bailey, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 22: 132. 1887 (as engelmanni).

Carex breweri Boott var. paddoensis (Suksdorf) Cronquist; C. engelmannii var. paddoensis (Suksdorf) Kneucker; C. paddoensis Suksdorf

Rhizomes 1 mm thick. Culms 7—15 cm, 2—2.5 mm thick at base. Leaves: sheaths to 1.5 cm, fronts uniformly colorless or pale brown; blades with conspicuous median groove, flattened dorsiventrally, elliptic in cross section, 6—15(—18) cm × 0.3—0.6 mm, lacking conspicuous air cavities. Inflorescences 0.7—1.5 cm × 6—8 mm, staminate portion less than 2 mm. Pistillate scales yellow-brown medially, 1-veined, equaling perigynia in length and width, apex acute, involute, appearing acuminate, awns absent. Anthers 1.5—2 mm. Perigynia veinless, sessile, elliptic, 3.5—5 × 1.5—2.5 mm, base rounded, apex acute; beak erose; rachilla longer than fruit. Stigma 1.5—2.5 mm. Achenes stalked to 0.2 mm.

Fruiting Sep. Dry rocky slopes, alpine tundra; above 2300 m in Cascades and 3000 m in Rockies; B.C.; Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Carex engelmannii occurs north and east of the range of C. breweri; both species occur on Mt. Adams, Washington. Carex engelmannii is most similar to C. subnigricans. It differs in the inrolled scale margins, the larger, sessile perigynia, the stipitate achene, and leaf cross sectional shape. It occurs in drier habitats usually to the north and east of the range of C. subnigricans. Relationships among the three species placed in the section, as well as their relationships to other unispicate sections, should be studied further.

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