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Carex xerantica


Family: Cyperaceae

Distribution: From Manitoba to Alberta south to CO and n. AZ. It is attributed to New Mexico from two immature (unidentifiable) specimens collected in the Jemez Mts.

Plants Seen or Cited: New Mexico: Jemez Mts., Osborn, 1322 & 1619.

Discussion: If Carex xerantica is in New Mexico, it is not a rare species.

Important Information Sources:

Cronquist et al. 1977. Intermountain Flora, Vol. 6 - Monocots. Columbia Univ. Press.

Fritts, Miriam (Pers. Comm. 1998). Carex expert on Colorado and Arizona species. Lives in Tucson (520) 887-7291.

Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Univ. Press of Kansas, Lawrence.

Hermann, F.J. 1970. Carices of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Basin. USFS Ag. Handbook No. 374.

Information Compiled By: Robert Sivinski, 1998


Photo credits in header Peniocereus greggii var. greggii © T. Todsen,
Lepidospartum burgessii © M. Howard, Argemone pleiacantha ssp. pinnatisecta © R. Sivinski
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