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Carex canescens

Carex canescens (*)

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 canescens
Subspecies: C. c. subsp. canescens – C. c. subsp. disjuncta
Varietas: C. c. var. robustior

Carex canescens L., Sp. Pl.: 974 (1753).


Vignea canescens (L.) Rchb. in J.C.Mössler & H.G.L.Reichenbach, Handb. Gewächsk. ed. 2, 3: 1612 (1830).
Caricina canescens (L.) St.-Lag. in A.Cariot, Étude Fl., éd. 8, 2: 877 (1889).


Carex canescens Huds., nom. illeg. = Carex divulsa Stokes
Carex canescens Leers, nom. illeg. = Carex leersii F.W.Schultz, nom. cons.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Labrador, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Qubec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon
Continental: Southern America
Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Chile Central, Chile South, Falkland Is.
Continental: Europe
Continental: Asia-Temperate
Aleutian Is., Altay, Inner Mongolia, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Primorye, Sakhalin, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, New Guinea, North Caucasus
Continental: Europe
Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Poland, Romania, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia
Continental: Australia
New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria
Continental: Africa

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

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Tomus II. Pp. 561–1200, [1–30, index], [1, err.]. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae [Stockholm]. BHL Reference page. : 974


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Carex canescens in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Dec 15. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Carex canescens. Published online. Accessed: Dec 15 2019. 2019. Carex canescens. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 15 Dec 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex canescens in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Grau-Segge
English: White Sedge
eesti: Hallikas tarn
suomi: Harmaasara
Türkçe: Beyaz ayak otu

Carex canescens L. (syn. C. cinerea Poll.; C. curta Gooden.) is a perennial species of plants in the family Cyperaceae growing in damp forests and wetlands. It is widespread across much of Europe,[1] Asia, Australia, New Guinea, North America, Greenland[2] and southern South America.[3][4][5][6]


Carex canescens subsp. canescens – Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, New Guinea
Carex canescens subsp. disjuncta (Fernald) Toivonen – eastern Canada, eastern United States
Carex canescens var. robustior Blytt ex Andersson – Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands


Nordens flora. Bo Mossberg, Lennart Stenberg, Jon Feilberg, Anna Torsteinsrud, Victoria Widmark (Nye, udvidede og omarbejdede udgave ed.). Kbh.: Gyldendal. 2020. ISBN 978-87-02-28916-9. OCLC 1158895781.
Grønlands flora. Tyge Wittrock Böcher (3. reviderede udgave ed.). København: P. Haase & Sons. 1978. ISBN 87-559-0385-1. OCLC 183098604.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Flora of North America
Flora of China
Flora Italiana

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