West Highland Flora

Brown Beak Sedge


Rhynchospora fusca

 

Rhynchospora fusca

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
(Jul 1997 Norway)

Very rare, in wet peaty ground.

Individual spikelets (normally 2-flowered) c 5-6 mm vertically

ID: As with White Beak-sedge, inflorescence has about 1-4 heads, each with about 2-6 spikelets, each with about 4-5 glumes and about 2 flowers (the other 2-3 glumes being empty).  Infloresence bract about 3-4 times as long as inflorescence ( in White Beak-sedge it is less than twice as long).

Other features: Unlike White Beak-sedge, does not have bulbils.  Fruit is a shiny nut surrounded by about 5-6 bristles, longer than the nut.

 

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
(Jun 1990 Errisberg, Ireland)

  Rhynchospora fusca

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
(Jun 1976 Kentra Moss)

 

Rhynchospora fusca

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
(Jul 1997 Norway)


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