Carex acuta L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 978 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Azores, Europe to Mongolia and W. Iran. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Albania, Altay, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Lebanon-Syria, Mongolia, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Ukraine, West Siberia, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Amini Rad, M. (2006). New taxa records of Carex from Iran. Rostaniha 7: 139-140.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2008). Flora Iberica 18: 1-420. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jiménez-Mejías, P., Escudero, M., Guerra-Cárdenas, S., Lye, K.A. & Luceño, M. (2011). Taxonomic delimination and drivers of speciation in the Ibero-North African Carex sect. Phacosystis river-shore group (Cyperaceae). American journal of botany 98: 1855-1867.
  • Jiménez-Mejías, P., Martín-Bravo, S., Amini-Rad, M. & Luceño, M. (2013). Disentangling the taxonomy of Carex acuta s.l. in the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East: Re-evaluation of C. panormitana Guss. and C. kurdica Kük. ex Hand.-Mazz. Plant Biosystems 148: 64-73.
  • 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.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Mirek, Z., Piękoś-Mirkowa, H., Zając, A. & Zając, M (2020). Vascular plants of Poland an annotated checklist: 1-526. W. Szafer institute of botany, Polish academy of sciences, Krakow, Poland. [Cited as Carex gracilis.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jiménez-Mejías, P., Martín-Bravo, S., Amini-Rad, M. & Luceño, M. (2013). Disentangling the taxonomy of Carex acuta s.l. in the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East: Re-evaluation of C. panormitana Guss. and C. kurdica Kük. ex Hand.-Mazz. Plant Biosystems 148: 64-73.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 28, 1901 s.coll. [1], Sicilia K000960441 Yes
Sep 18, 1901 s.coll. [33] K000960444 Yes
Fries, E.M. [s.n.], Sweden K000960443 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Sweden K000960442 Unknown type material Yes
Feb 3, 1902 Moggridge, M. [s.n.], France Carex ambigua K000480787 No
Feb 3, 1902 Welwitsch, F.M.J. [363], Portugal Carex ambigua K000480796 No
Feb 3, 1902 Moggridge, M. [s.n.], France Carex ambigua K000480784 No
Feb 3, 1902 Bicknell, C. [106], France Carex ambigua K000480786 No
Feb 1, 1902 G [s.n.], Portugal Carex ambigua K000480794 No
Lester-Garland, L.V. [s.n.], France Carex ambigua K000480785 No
Hochstetter, C. [304], Portugal Carex ambigua K000480797 No
Wolley-Dod, A.H. [1654], Spain Carex ambigua K000480790 No
Sampaio, G. [s.n.], Portugal Carex ambigua K000480798 No

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0