1. Family: Cyperaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Carex L.
      1. Carex peregrina Link

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Azores, N. Madeira, Ethiopia (Bale Mountains) to Tanzania (Mt. Meru).

    [FTEA]

    Cyperaceae, K Hoenselaar, B. Verdcourt & H. Beentje. Hypolytrum, D Simpson. Fuirena, M Muasya. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2010

    Type
    Type: Madeira, Wormskiold s.n. (B, holo.)
    Habit
    A very fine-leaved tufted perennial 20–30 cm tall.
    Stolons
    Stolons slender ± 0.5 mm wide
    Leaves
    Leaves 1–20 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, appearing filiform when margins incurved, margins finely scabrid; basal sheaths brown
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary loose terminal spike 2–3 cm long, 2–4 mm wide with male flowers above and 4–8 female flowers below. Inflorescence bracts 2, similar
    Glume
    Glumes ± colourless with green midrib and yellowish brown margin above, oblong, 2–5 mm long, gradually diminishing in size upwards
    Style
    Style branches 2
    Fruits
    Nut greyish brown, oblong, 3.2 mm long (including 0.3 mm long beak), 1.3–1.4 mm wide. Utricle narrowly lanceolate, 6–7 mm long (including beak) cuneate at base and apex, with 2 longitudinal ribs; beak very narrow, 2–2.5 mm long; edges sometimes not completely joined.
    Ecology
    Montane forest with Podocarpus & Hagenia, mossy ground in giant heath zone, streamsides; 2300–3300 m
    Distribution
    Range: Azores, Madeira and Ethiopia Flora districts: K2 K3 K4 T2

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Azores, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madeira, Tanzania, Uganda

    Carex peregrina Link appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 19, 2005 Thulin, M. [112], Kenya K000333760
    unknown [536], Madeira K000363427
    Fries, C.E. [1289], Kenya K000333757
    Fries, C.E. [570], Kenya K000333758
    Fries, C.E. [2650], Kenya K000333759
    Guthnick [s.n.], Azores K000363426

    First published in Hort. Berol. 1: 334 (1827)

    Accepted by

    • Gehrke, B. (2011). Synopsis of Carex (Cyperaceae) from sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 51-99.
    • Koopman, J. (2011). Carex Europaea. The Genus Carex L. (Cyperaceae) in Europe 1: 1-726. Margraf publishers,Weikersheim, Germany.
    • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Gehrke, B. (2011). Synopsis of Carex (Cyperaceae) from sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 51-99.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Eth. 6: 503, fig. 212.174 (1997).
    • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 371, figs. 765, 766 (1983)
    • Nordic Journ. Bot. 1: 521 (1981)
    • K.B: 1955: 90 (1955) (adnot.)
    • K. Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. Stockholm III, 25(5): 56 (1948)
    • E.P. IV. 20 (38): 311 (1925)
    • Hort. Berol. 1: 334 (1827)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0