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Carexoccidentalis

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Cariceae
Genus: Carex
Species: Carex occidentalis
Name

Carex occidentalis L.H.Bailey, Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 1: 14 (1889).
Synonyms

Homotypic
Carex hookeriana var. occidentalis (L.H.Bailey) Kük. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 20(38): 162 (1909).
Heterotypic
Carex neomexicana Mack., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 34: 153 (1907).


Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Arizona, California, Colorado, Mexico Northeast, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Bailey, L.H. 1889. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 1: 14 (1889)

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex occidentalis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Carex occidentalis. Published online. Accessed: Jan 30 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex occidentalis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 30. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2020. Carex occidentalis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 30 Jan 2020.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex occidentalis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: western sedge

Carex occidentalis is a species of sedge known by the common name western sedge. It is native to the southwestern United States and parts of the west as far north as Montana. It grows mainly in dry habitat such as woodland and grassland. The plant produces very narrow stems up to about 90 centimeters in maximum height, sometimes with rhizomes. The inflorescence produces a cluster of several rounded flower spikes. The pistillate flowers are covered in scales which are brown with green, three-veined centers.

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