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Carex lonchocarpa Willdenow. Section: [26ss] Section 32 Rostrales. Southern Long Sedge. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Pocosin margins, small blackwater stream swamps, bogs. Dist: S. MD south to ne. FL and Panhandle FL, west to e. TX; rarely inland, as in sc. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Recognition of C. lonchocarpa at the species level is supported by its distinctive achene micromorphology (Wujek & Menapace 1986).

Synonymy: = ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex folliculata L. var. australis L.H.Bailey – C, F, G, RAB, Tx; = Carex smalliana Mack. – S; < Carex folliculata L. – GW1, Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 5

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