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Carexspissa2

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 spissa
Varietates: C. s. var. seatoniana – C. s. var. spissa
Name

Carex spissa L.H.Bailey ex Hemsl., Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 4: 94 (1886).
Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.
California.
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest.

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

Bailey, L.H. 1886. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boston, MA 22: 70.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex spissa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Feb 03. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Carex spissa. Published online. Accessed: Feb 03 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex spissa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Feb 03. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2020. Carex spissa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 Feb 2020.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex spissa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: San Diego sedge

Carex spissa is a species of sedge known by the common name San Diego sedge. It is native to the southwestern United States in California, Arizona,[1] and New Mexico,[2] and far northern Mexico. It grows in wet places such as seeps and streambanks, sometimes on serpentine soils.[2] This sedge looks somewhat like a cattail.[3] It produces angled stems easily exceeding a meter in height surrounded by leathery green to reddish leaves up to about 1.2 meters long. The inflorescence is up to 80 centimeters long, with many long reddish brown flower spikes, each holding up to 300 developing fruits.
References

Carex spissa. NatureServe. 2012.
Carex spissa. Flora of North America.
Carex spissa. The Jepson Manual.

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