Home Flora of Pakistan
Name Search
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
!Carex cardiolepis Nees Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in Muséum national d'Histoire naturelleSearch in Type Specimen Register of the U.S. National HerbariumSearch in Virtual Herbaria AustriaSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenSearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Contributions to the Botany of India 127. 1834. (Contr. Bot. India) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-August.
Type: Type: India, Uttar Pradesh, "Mussoorie & neighbouring mountains", Royle 146 (K!).
Habitat: In woods, e.g. under Quercus baloot or Cedrus deodara, on dry, stony ground.
Distribution: Distribution: From Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir to India (Uttar Pradesh).
Comment/Acknowledgements: According to the information on the label the type specimen, Royle 146, was collected in "Mussoorie", i.e. in Uttar Pradesh. Koyama (in Hara & al., Enum. Flow. Pl. Nepal 1: 96-120, 1978) does not list this species. Report from China (Kükenthal 1909) needs confirmation.
Map Location: A-8 Baghrot Valley, 3690 m, Miehe 3858 p.p. (H); B-7 Swat: Mian adam forest, Khan 443 (PPFI); Hazara: Kagan Valley, near Paras, 4000 ft, Moore & McVean s.n. (RAW); Upper Kaghan Valley, around Saiful Muluk and Battakundi, 3500-3600 m, Miehe 60 (H; infected by Anthracoidea); Kaghan Valley, Above Saiful Muluk-Lake, ENE, 3670 m, Schickhoff 627 (H); Kaghan Valley, Above Naddi RH, 2430 m, Schickhoff 199B (H); Kaghan Valley, Above Shogran, 2310 m, Schickhoff 1465 (H); Kaghan Valley, Above Malkandi, 1440 m, Schickhoff 199 (H); B-8 Gilgit: Gilgit, Giles 112; Shinghai Gah to Pahot Gali, 3200 m, Miehe 1531 (H); C-6 Khyber: Tirah, Landi, Khan 416 (PPFI). C-8 Kashmir: Poonch, above Dhuli, 5000 ft, Stewart & Nasir 23745 (RAW); Taulipur, Rashid & Stewart 25630 (BM); E-4 Sibi: Ziarat, 8000 ft, Lace 3357 (E).


Export To PDF Export To Word
Tufted perennial, 20-40 cm. Rhizome robust, ascending, covered by brown remains of leaf bases. Stem obtusely to acutely trigonous, smooth or scabrous along edges. Leaves equalling or overtopping stem in length; sheaths 20-40 mm, grey-brown, disintegrating into fibres; ligule 0.2-0.3 mm; blades 1-2.5 mm wide, flat, long-attenuate, grey-green, upper side and margins scabrous. Inflorescence of 1 male and 1-2 female spikes below. Bracts as long as their spikes, lowest with sheath to 25 mm. Male spikes 15-30 mm, cylindrical to narrowly ellipsoid, pale to dark brown; male glumes 4-5 mm, apex rounded to truncate, with barbed arista, margins mostly scarious. Female spikes 10-20 mm, cylindrical, erect, peduncle to 20 mm; female glumes 5-6 x c. 2.5 mm, truncate, pale to reddish brown, margins widely scarious, arista 1-1.5 mm, barbed; utricles 3-4.3 x c. 1.5 mm, obovoid, grey-green to brownish, hispid, base contracted to conspicuous, soft stipe, beak c. 0.3 mm, cylindrical, emarginate, hispid, often bright red. Stigmas 3. Nut c. 2.5 x 1.5 mm, including c. 0.2 mm style base and 0.5 mm stipe, obovoid, triangular, tightly filling utricle, yellow-green to light brown.
© 2018 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110