Carex otrubae

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Carex otrubae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
C. otrubae
Binomial name
Carex otrubae

Carex otrubae, the false fox-sedge,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family, Cyperaceae.


It grows 40–70 centimetres (16–28 in) tall with the leaves being linear and 3–7 millimetres (0.12–0.28 in) wide. Both inflorescence and lanceolate are 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long. Its utricles are either pale green or orange-brown. Female specimens have pale orange-brown glumes which are ovate and are 3 millimetres (0.12 in) in length.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species occurs in Europe, Central Asia,West Siberia, and Xinjiang, China. It thrives in wetlands on heavy soils and especially in lowland areas and can be found near lakes, rivers and reservoirs, as well as coastal areas.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "Carex otrubae". Flora of China. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  3. ^ NatureSpot - False Fox Sedge