This species of Carex (if I am not wrong upto this level) was shot from Chakrata area.. id please..


This is my little effort, very very likely useless –

Carex is a large and difficult genus. I photographed 3 Carex in my own village in the UK this year and have only, so far, been able to name one of them. There is a guide to Carex published by the BSBI which I had a copy of at one time but was damaged and discarded; I do not currently have the budget to by an up-dated version. Without it I will struggle (with help) to name the other two. 

In the UK we are blessed with The Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) which has a Panel of Referees and Specialists available to have material sent to them to identify. There are a number of specialists available to accept specimens (either pressed and dried or in some cases fresh) with certain ones with particular expertise in particular groups or aggregates. In all cases mature fruits and underground parts should be sent.  I doubt if many of them would be able or willing to attempt to name specimens on the basis of photos alone particular those not of greater close-ups or mature fruits than shown in these images.

Stewart’s ‘Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Pakistan & Kashmir’ does not extend to Chakrata, so the sedge photographed might be a species not known from Kashmir. A challenge. Are there any Carex specialists available?


 
 
 

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