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Herbarium specimen: Carex nigra x elata = C. x turfosa

Taxon:Cyperaceae: Carex nigra x elata = C. x turfosa Fr.
uncertain identification by Stephen Lemon 12/2/2016

There are good indications that this and the same specimens on the associate sheet are a hybrid with Carex nigra (lack of fibrillae, variable bract length).

Other name:Cyperaceae: Carex elata All. ("Tufted-sedge")
det. Almquist

"Carex stricta, var.-probably" Dr. Almquist in litt. to A.Bennett, on the same plant colld 21.6.1885, bearing, I believe Mr Bennett's number 138. (My number 211)

Filed in taxon folder:Cyperaceae: Carex elata All. ("Tufted-sedge")
Collected by:Mr William Hadden Beeby
Collection date:11/7/1886
Locality:Great Britain, VC17 Surrey, Hedgecourt Lake, TQ3540, The plant forms large, dense, tufts; but I can detect no fibrillae at the base of stem. The plant is usually submerged, + Mr Alfred Fryer thinks that when this is the case, the fibrillae are often absent. If the further specimens enable a definite opinion
ex herb:Mr William Hadden Beeby
Institution:South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
Image:Carex nigra x elata = C. x turfosa herbarium specimen from Hedgecourt Lake, VC17 Surrey in 1886 by Mr William Hadden Beeby.Carex nigra x elata = C. x turfosa herbarium specimen from Hedgecourt Lake, VC17 Surrey in 1886 by Mr William Hadden Beeby.
collector's number:240 (or 211?)
fruits/flowers:seeds/fruits
notes:
Filing note:Carex hudsonii

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+Carex nigra x elata = C. x turfosaGB, VC17 Surrey, Hedgecourt LakeWilliam Hadden Beeby21/6/1885SLBI

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Documented by stephen lemon on 19th July 2016.

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