Carex gigantea

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex gigantea Rudge
Common Namegiant sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.8
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Carex grandis Carex grandis

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Fulton (KY), Hart (KY), Laurel (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henderson (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Moore (TN), Overton (TN), Robertson (TN), Sullivan (TN), Van Buren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1982 - 1999

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100048667 Franklin Tennessee 04 Jun 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4853
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100048634 Bledsoe Tennessee Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100048675 Grundy Tennessee 11 Jul 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5040
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100048683 Tennessee 15 Jun 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4950
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100048642 Coffee Tennessee 23 Jun 1992 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100733029 Laurel Kentucky Rich Hannan
EKY
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048122 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0054140 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0054141 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048112 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048125 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048116 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048133 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048139 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048121 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
31234100048691 Van Buren Tennessee 13 Oct 1997 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100048584 Fulton Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100048709 Tennessee 08 Aug 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5297
EKY
Carex gigantea
31234100048659 Cumberland Tennessee 01 Aug 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5187
EKY
Carex gigantea
ETSU001818 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Carex grandis
31973000010102 Coffee Tennessee
KNK
Carex gigantea
31973000010099 Franklin Tennessee
KNK
Carex gigantea
MDKY00002649 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048128 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048148 White Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048109 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048136 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048144 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048120 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048118 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048113 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048108 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048119 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048141 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048145 White Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048138 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048146 White Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048135 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048132 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048140 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048126 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0165777 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048149 White Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048134 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048129 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048143 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048115 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048147 White Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048111 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048131 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048106 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048117 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048137 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048110 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048107 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048114 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048130 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048127 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048142 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
UCHT004302 Marion Tennessee 08 May 1998 John Beck
2144
UCHT
Carex gigantea
APSC0059797 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Carex gigantea
N/A Overton Tennessee 16 Jun 1982 P. Somers et al, s.n.
APSC
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0048123 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
UCHT004303 Marion Tennessee 30 Jun 1998 John Beck
2344
UCHT
Carex gigantea
APSC0115332 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0076925 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0037173 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0111648 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0098817 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0098809 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0036839 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0070644 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0054798 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0111015 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0073925 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0116770 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
HTTU007209 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Carex gigantea
HTTU007210 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Carex gigantea
HTTU007212 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Carex gigantea
TENN-V-0244162 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex gigantea
UCHT035066 Fulton Kentucky
UCHT
Carex gigantea
UCHT040166 White Tennessee
UCHT
Carex gigantea
UOS06743 Marion Tennessee 07 Oct 1999 Al Good
UOS
Carex gigantea
APSC0111016 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
APSC0072069 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Carex gigantea
HTTU007211 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Carex gigantea
UCHT037372 White Tennessee
UCHT
Carex gigantea
UCHT037373 White Tennessee
UCHT
Carex gigantea
UCHT042097 White Tennessee
UCHT
Carex gigantea
UOS06742 Coffee Tennessee 18 Jun 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Carex gigantea
UOS06744 Coffee Tennessee 13 Jun 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Carex gigantea
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