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- Busqué, Juan, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of chemical ecology 2010 v.36 no.11 pp. 1244-1254
- Carex; alkaloids; cows; grasslands; grazing; inflorescences; leaves; mountains; phenology; rangelands; stems; summer; toxicity; Spain
- ... Carex brevicollis (Cyperaceae) is a plant of mesic grasslands in calcareous mountains of southern Europe. It contains two different β-carboline alkaloids, brevicolline and brevicarine, the first of which is thought to produce abortions in mammals. In the rangeland of Aliva, within the Picos de Europa massif in northern Spain, the abundance of Carex brevicollis has been linked with the occurrence o ...