Carex curta

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Carex curta


Leaves subbasal, shorter to longer than the stems, flat to condupli- cate, grey-green, scabrid on the margins above, long-attenuate to the triquetrous apex, 2-3(-5) mm wide. Inflorescence oblong, spike-like, 2-3.5(-6) cm long.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia: New South Wales (New South Wales present); Victoria (Victoria present), Eurasia present, Japan present, Kashmir present, Lake Habbem present, N. America present, Neon basin 15 km NNE of Woitape present, SE. Australia present, extra-tropical S. America present
Widely spread in N. America, extra-tropical S. America, Eurasia (also Kashmir and Japan), and SE. Australia (New South Wales, Victoria); in Malesia: New Guinea (Lake Habbema in W., Neon basin 15 km NNE of Woitape in E.).


For the correct name of this species, which has commonly been called C. eaneseens L., see .


S. T. Blake 1947 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 101
Boeck. 1875 – In: Linnaea: 122
Clarke 1894 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 706
Kuk. 1909: p. 216. – In: Pfl. R. Heft: f. 35 C-E
Nelmes 1949: Kew Bull.: 386
Benth. 1878 – In: Fl. Austr.: 439
Akiyama 1955: Car. Far East. Reg. Asia: 60: t. 26
Gooden. 1951 – In: Reinwardtia: 443
Kunth 1837 – In: En.: 403
Schkuhr 1801: p. 43. – In: Riedgr.: t. C, f. 13
Ohwi 1936 – In: Mem. Coll. Sc. Kyoto Imp. Un.: 268
Yoshikawa 1957: p. 32. – In: Ic. Jap. Carex: t. 16