Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04484 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Carex microptera Mack.
Common name   smallwing sedge
K.T. Harper   s.n.  
   with D. Carter, D.M. Barnes, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 25 July 2000 
United States
San Juan
Locality Abajo Mountains, N of Abajo Peak, along Abajo Loop Road (FR 079);
     Elev.: 10110 ft. (3082 m.)
Habitat Notes open subalpine meadow, near a small creek. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 51'  N, 109° 28'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Carex microptera Mackenzie

     Carex festivella Mackenzie
     Carex limnophila F.J. Herm.
     Carex macloviana ssp. festivella (Mackenzie) A.& D. Löve
     Carex macloviana var. microptera (Mackenzie) Boivin
     Carex microptera var. crassinervia F.J. Herm.
     Carex microptera var. limnophila (F.J. Herm.) Dorn

Common Name(s): ovalhead sedge, smallwing sedge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=39699, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Cyperaceae
                                    Genus: Carex
                                        Species: Carex microptera


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04583 Agoseris aurantiaca  var. aurantiaca   "orange agoseris" same section
04483 Agoseris glauca  var. dasycephala   "short mountain dandelion" same section
04518 Alnus incana  ssp. rugosa   "speckled alder" same section
04488 Carex bella      "southwestern showy sedge" 1.2 mi. S
04500 Cirsium centaureae      "fringed thistle" same section
04546 Conioselinum scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain hemlock parsley" same section
04504 Draba spectabilis  var. spectabilis   "showy draba" 1.2 mi. S
04608 Draba spectabilis  var. spectabilis   "showy draba" same section
04486 Elymus elymoides  ssp. californicus   "squirreltail" 1.2 mi. S
04487 Elymus smithii     1.2 mi. S
04621 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" 1.2 mi. S
04498 Erigeron eximius      "spruce-fir fleabane" 1.2 mi. S
13152 Erigeron subtrinervis      "three-nerved fleabane" 1.2 mi. S
04622 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" same section
04618 Gentianella heterosepala     1.2 mi. S
04502 Gentianella heterosepala     1.2 mi. S
04515 Lupinus argenteus  var. fulvomaculatus   "spotted silvery lupine" 1.2 mi. S
04514 Lupinus argenteus  var. fulvomaculatus   "spotted silvery lupine" 1.2 mi. S
04485 Luzula parviflora      "smallflowered woodrush" 1.2 mi. S
04585 Lychnis drummondii     same section
04582 Mimulus tilingii      "Tiling's monkeyflower" 1.2 mi. S
04496 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
04620 Moneses uniflora      "single delight" 1.2 mi. S
04584 Oenothera longissima      "longstem evening primrose" same section
04607 Orthilia secunda      "sidebells wintergreen" same section
04509 Pedicularis racemosa  var. alba  1.2 mi. S
04499 Penstemon whippleanus      "Whipple's beardtongue" 1.2 mi. S
04543 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  same section
04511 Polygonum douglasii  var. douglasii  1.2 mi. S
04512 Potentilla gracilis  var. pulcherrima   "beautiful cinquefoil" same section
04606 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" same section
04501 Rorippa sinuata      "spreading yellowcress" same section
04506 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.2 mi. S
04510 Saxifraga odontoloma      "brook saxifrage" 1.2 mi. S
04505 Senecio eremophilus  var. kingii   "King's ragwort" 1.2 mi. S
04508 Senecio serra      "tall ragwort" 1.2 mi. S
04587 Solidago velutina      "three-nerved goldenrod" same section
04588 Stellaria umbellata      "umbrella starwort" 1.2 mi. S
04609 Trautvetteria caroliniensis      "Carolina bugbane" same section
04610 Trautvetteria caroliniensis      "Carolina bugbane" same section
04619 Veronica serpyllifolia      "thymeleaf speedwell" 1.2 mi. S
04513 Vicia americana  var. americana  same section
04605 Viguiera multiflora      "showy goldeneye" same section
04544 Zauschneria latifolia     same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
North Creek Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 1802 ft. SW 10279  Abajo Peak 
Cooley Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 0.7 mi. S 10755  Abajo Peak 
Abajo Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. S 11296  Abajo Peak 
Horsehead Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. N 11175  Abajo Peak 
Gold Queen Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 1.3 mi. S 10886  Abajo Peak 
Jackson Ridge (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 1.2 mi. SW 11136  Abajo Peak 
Buckboard Flat (Flat) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 8934  Abajo Peak 
North Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Abajo Peak 
Twin Peaks (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. W 10945  Abajo Peak 
Dickson Pass (Gap) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. S 10437  Abajo Peak 
Blue Mountain Ski Area (Locale) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. E 9101  Abajo Peak 
Baker Guard Station (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. NE 9111  Abajo Peak 
Taylor Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. N 8793  Monticello Lake 
Dream Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. S 9459  Abajo Peak 
North Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. NW 10791  Abajo Peak 
Buckboard Campground (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. N 8718  Monticello Lake 
Prairie Dog Knoll (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9873  Monticello Lake 
Cooley Gulch (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SW   Abajo Peak 
Dream Mine (Mine) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 8517  Abajo Peak 
South Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. S 11103  Abajo Peak 


Taxon Links for species Carex microptera  Mack.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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