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Herbarium specimen: Carex lasiocarpa

Taxon:Cyperaceae: Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh. ("Slender Sedge")
det. Richard William David 9/10/1982
Other name:Cyperaceae: Carex filiformis L. ("Downy-fruited Sedge")
Filed in taxon folder:Cyperaceae: Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh. ("Slender Sedge")
Collected by:Rev. Edward Francis Linton
Collection date:25/5/1893
Locality:Great Britain, VC9 Dorset, Morden Decoy, SY9191
ex herb:Rev. Edward Francis Linton
Institution:Natural History Museum (BM)
Accession number:1126281
Image:Carex lasiocarpa herbarium specimen from Morden Decoy, VC9 Dorset in 1893 by Rev. Edward Francis Linton.
notes:Carex filiformis, L. Very abundant but usually barren, a fact which may account for its not having been previously observed in this locality (and county). The fruit is so scarce that on the first occasion I detected only one spike with female spikelets. It is odd that the other prevailing Carex in this extensive bog should be one which has a similarly curious distribution: C. limosa, Dorset, Hants, East Anglia, and from Salop northwards: C. filiformis, Devon to Hants, East Anglia, and from Stafford, &c, northwards. - Edward F. Linton

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+Carex lasiocarpaGB, VC9 Dorset, Morden DecoyEdward Francis Linton6/6/1893BIRM

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