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Last updated 11/23/2009 by David Giblin.
Carex laeviculmis Meinsh.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
smooth-stemmed sedge

Publication: Bot. Centralbl. 55: 195. 1893.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA23: "Carex laeviculmis is divergent from the rest of the members of Carex sect. Deweyanae and may not belong to this section. Compared to the other taxa in the section, C. laeviculmis has shorter, more spreading perigynia, with lower length to width ratios and shorter beaks. In this flora, placement of C. laeviculmis in Carex sect. Deweyanae follows the recommendation of A. A. Reznicek and P. W. Ball (1980), although K. K. Mackenzie's (1931–1935, parts 2–3, pp. 99–114) placement of this species in Carex sect. Stellulatae may be correct.

Reports of Carex laeviculmis from Colorado appear to be based on misidentifications."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Carex deweyana Schwein. ssp. sparsiflora L.H. Bailey