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This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe, Medit. to W. Himalaya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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

Type
Type: Germany, Brunswig-Luneburg, Ehrhardt s.n. (MW?, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Tufted sedge 0.9–1.2(–1.7) m tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems ± scabrid with thick short scaly stolons
Morphology Leaves
Leaf sheaths long, green or straw coloured or basal one sometime reddish Leaves up to 8 cm long, 6–8(–12) mm wide, plicate with distinctly scabrid margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence bracts with a dark brown rim opposite the blade Lower spikes entirely female and some intermediate ones half of each. Upper 2–3 spikes male with a few basal female flowers. Inflorescence of 5–8 erect or drooping spikes 1.5–10.5 cm long, 4–5 mm wide, arising singly, the upper ± sessile, the lowest with peduncles 5–20 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dark brown with pale brown edges and midrib, 3–4 mm long (the basal ones 6–7 mm long including a 2 mm long awn) acute or acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Utricles brownish with blackish raised dots, 3–4 mm long including a very short beak with very short apical teeth), densely papillate.
Ecology
Swamps and seepage bog; 2250–3000 m
Note
Gordon-Gray does not mention papillation of the utricles; she points out that some flowers can have 2-branched styles. The papillation does not occur throughout the wide distribution but some English specimens do show traces of it. Jermy & Tutin do not mention it. Material from T 7, Udzungwa Mts named C. acutiformis is not correctly named. The utricle beak is too long and has distinct teeth and the utricle is not papillate.
Distribution
Range: N & South Africa; Europe, Asia, N America Flora districts: U2 T2

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ontario

Carex acutiformis Ehrh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 10, 1902 s.coll. [s.n.], Great Britain K000960500
Nov 10, 1902 s.coll. [33], United Kingdom K000960502
Nov 10, 1902 s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000960501

First published in Beitr. Naturk. 4: 43 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • 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.
  • Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-466.
  • Jeanmonod, D. & Schlüssel, A. (2006). Notes et contributions à la flore de Corse, XXI Candollea 61: 93-134.
  • Jermy, C., Simpson, D., Foley, M. & Porter, M. (2007). Sedges of the British Isles. B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 1, ed. 3: 1-554. Botanical Society of the British Isles, London.
  • Koopman, J. (2011). Carex Europaea. The Genus Carex L. (Cyperaceae) in Europe 1: 1-726. Margraf publishers,Weikersheim, Germany.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. (2014). Illustrated Flora of Lebanon, ed. 2: 1-610. CNRS Publication.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H. (2014). Illustrated Flora of Lebanon, ed. 2: 1-610. CNRS Publication.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Beitrag. Naturk. 4: 43 (1789)
  • Fl. Cap. 7: 307 (1898)
  • Fl. Eth. 6: 507 fig. 212.183 (1997).
  • Fl. Turkey 9: 144 (1985)
  • Haines & Lye, Sedges & Rushes E. Afr.: 378, fig. 780 (1983)
  • Jermy & Tutin, British Sedges: 198, fig. 16 (1968)
  • Strelitzia 2: 37, fig. 13 A–C (1995)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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