Synthesis

Species description (Flora Helvetica 2018)

10-30 cm hoch. Stängel 3kantig, schlaff, am Grund mit purpurroten Blattscheiden, aber ohne Faserschopf. Blätter 1,5-2 mm breit, flach, zuletzt schlaff, oft länger als die Stängel, oberseits und am Grund kurz behaart. Blütenstand 1,5-2 cm lang, mit 1-3 eiförmigen seitlichen, 5-8 mm langen, sitzenden weiblichen und einer endständigen männlichen Ähre. Narben 3. Deckspelzen braun, mit hellem Mittelnerv. Fruchtschläuche gelbbraun, dicht behaart, kurz geschnäbelt, 3-4 mm lang.

Flowering period (Flora Helvetica 2018)

(3-)4-5

Habitat and distribution inside Switzerland (Flora Helvetica 2018)

Trockenwiesen, lichte Wälder / kollin-subalpin / CH

World distribution (Flora Helvetica 2018)

Europäisch

Ecological indicator (Landolt & al. 2010)

2+w42-334.h.2n=38
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Occurrences from Atlas Welten & Sutter (1982) and supplements (1984, 1994) without confirmation in the Info Flora database since
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Native
Reintroduced
Not native / introduced / subspontaneous / escaped
Doubtful

Number of observations

Below the threshold number of observations
Above or equal the threshold number of observations

Ecology

Life form

Perennial hemicryptophyte

Habitats

Ecological indicator values by Landolt & al. (2010)

Soil factors Climatic factors Salinity tolerance
Humidity Value H 2+w Light Value L 3 Salinity Index --
Reaction Value R 4 Temperature factor T 3
Nutriments value N 2 Continentality K 4
  • Ecological values legend
    Humidity Value H
    1very dry
    1+dry
    2moderatly dry
    2+moist
    3medium wet
    3+wet
    4very wet
    4+soggy
    5submerged or underwater
    fplants living in running water
    umostly submerged plants
    vpartly submerged, partly floating plants
    whumidity moderately variable (± scale of 1-2)
    w+highly variable humidity (scale exceeding ± 2)
    Reaction Value R
    1Very acid (pH 2.5-5.5)
    2acid (pH 3.5-6.5)
    3lightly acid to neutral (pH 4.5-7.5)
    4neutral to basic (pH 5.5-8.5)
    5basic (pH 6-5 -> 8.5
    Nutriments value N
    1very low in nutrients
    2low in nutriments
    3medium-poor to medium-rich in nutrients
    4rich in nutriments
    5very rich in nutriments
    Salinity tolerance
    1halotolerant
    3halophyle
    Light Value L
    1very shady
    2shady
    3lighted areas
    4luminous
    5highly luminous
    Temperature factor T
    1alpine to nival stages (from the treeline to the snowline)
    1+suprasubalpine and upper subalpine levels (pine and larch forests)
    2subalpine level (coniferous forests without beeches up to the upper limit of spruces)
    2+lower subalpine and upper mountain stages
    3mountain level (beech and silver fir forests, in the central Alps Scots pine forests)
    3+lower mountain and upper hill levels
    4hill level (mixed deciduous oak forests)
    4+hot places, hill level
    5very hot places, hill level (only in the hottest places, typical of southern Europe)
    Continentality K
    1Atlantic (high air humidity, very low temperature variations, mild winters)
    2Sub-Atlantic (high air humidity, low temperature variations, relatively mild winters)
    3sub-Atlantic to subcontinental (average air humidity, moderately variable temperature, slightly low winter temperatures)
    4subcontinental (low air humidity, large temperature variations, rather cold winters)
    5continental (very low air humidity, very large temperature variations, cold winters)

Nomenclature

Vernacular name

Deutscher Name:
Berg-Segge
Nom français:
Laîche des montagnes
Nome italiano:
Carice montana

Match with other reference books

Relation Nom Book No
=Carex montana L.Checklist 201790300
=Carex montana L.Flora Helvetica 20012553
=Carex montana L.Flora Helvetica 20122729
=Carex montana L.Flora Helvetica 20182729
=Carex montana L.Index synonymique 199690300
=Carex montana L.Landolt 1977518
=Carex montana L.Landolt 1991455
=Carex montana L.SISF/ISFS 290300
=Carex montana L.Welten & Sutter 19822485

= The taxon corresponds to the accepted taxon (Checklist 2017)
< The taxon is included in the accepted taxon (Checklist 2017)
> The taxon includes (among others) also the accepted taxon (Checklist 2017)

Status

Native status   -  -

Status on national Red List 2016

IUCN status:   Least concern

LC: Non menacé

Additional information

IUCN criteria: --

Status on regional Red List 2019

Biogregraphic regions Status IUCN criteria
Jura (JU) LC
Mittelland (MP) LC
Alpennordflanke (NA) LC
Westliche Zentralalpen (WA) LC
Östliche Zentralalpen (EA) LC
Alpensüdflanke (SA) LC
  • Legend
    EXExtinct
    RERegionally Extinct
    CR(PE)Critically Endangered, Probably Extinct
    CRCritically Endangered
    ENEndangered
    VUVulnerable
    NTNear Threatened
    LCLeast Concern

IUCN list of endangered species (Walter & Gillett 1997)

No

National Priority Species List Status

National Priority K - no national priority
Need to take action --
International responsibility K - none
Need to monitor populations --

Protection status

International (Bern Convention) No
Cantonal--
Switzerland --
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    InfoFlora cannot guarantee that the information on the protection status is correct and complete. In case of doubts, we recommend to look up the texts of the respective cantonal law.

Anatomy

Images and descriptions (© Fritz H. Schweingruber & Hugo Berger)

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Summary of leaf anatomy (German)

Obere Epidermiszellen grösser als untere. Epidermis mit Papillen. Verbindungs-Steg zwischen oberer und unterer Epidermis aus verholzten und nicht verholzten Zellen. Leitbündel im Verbindungs-Steg in der Mitte eingebettet. Leitbündelhülle nicht verholzt.

Summary of stem anatomy (German)

Umriss stumpf-dreieckig. Leitbündel in einer Reihe. Rechteckige Stützen. Epidermiszellen aussen verholzt.

Description

Culm-diameter 0.5-1 mm, center full, radius of culm in relation to wall thickness 1:1. Outline triangular, obtusely. Culm-center full, containing unlignified cells. Center with net-like aerenchyma (stellate). Epidermis cells inside thin, peripheral thicker-walled (lignified). Large vascular bundles arranged in one peripheral row. Small or rudimentary vascular bundles within the chlorenchyma. Chlorenchyma in round, oval, square or rectangular groups. Sclerenchyma belt absent. Groups of sclerenchyma square or rectangular. Vascular bundles collateral closed. Small sclerenchymatic sheath around vascular bundles with 1-2 cells. Vessels arrangement in vascular bundles in lateral position. Largest vessel in the bundle small, < 20μm. Cavities (intercellulars) between parenchyma cells absent. Cavities (intercellulars) between parenchyma-cells round, oval or radial. Crystals absent.