Carex superata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex superata Naczi, Reznicek & B.A. Ford
Common NameWilldenows Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: 3-ranked; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: 0; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 3; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: 0
C value
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G4? (Global Rank)
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** 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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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Cumberland (KY), Monroe (KY), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grainger (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hawkins (TN), Humphreys (TN), Lewis (TN), Marion (TN), Perry (TN), Warren (TN), Wayne (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1993 - 2008

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA003813 Monroe Kentucky 22 May 2008 Ralph L. Thompson, Ronald L. Jones
08-378
BEREA
Carex superata
31973000010907 Monroe Kentucky
KNK
Carex superata
TENN-V-0050939 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Carex superata
TENN-V-0050940 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Carex superata
TENN-V-0050936 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Carex superata
TENN-V-0050935 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex superata
TENN-V-0050937 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Carex superata
APSC0064573 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Carex superata
APSC0064798 Wayne Tennessee
APSC
Carex superata
BEREA003814 Monroe Kentucky 22 May 2008 Ralph L. Thompson, Ronald L. Jones
08-378
BEREA
Carex superata
31973000010925 Warren Tennessee
KNK
Carex superata
31973000010819 Cumberland Kentucky 23 Jun 1993 Reznicek, Anton
9563
KNK
Carex superata
31973000010924 Grainger Tennessee
KNK
Carex superata
TENN-V-0050934 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Carex superata
TENN-V-0050938 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Carex superata
APSC0064563 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Carex superata
APSC0058956 Lewis Tennessee
APSC
Carex superata
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Carex superata - Dwayne Estes
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