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Published In: Flore Française. Troisième Édition 3: 158. 1805. (Fl. Franç. (ed. 3)) Name publication detail


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General/Distribution: A genus of nearly 80 species, chiefly in the cold and temperate regions of northern hemisphere; represented here by 2 species.


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Tufted perennials, with mostly radical, flat leaves whitish ciliate on the margins and closed basal sheaths without auricles; eauline leaves shorter than radical. Inflorescence cymose, few to many flowered, sometimes condensed into a head. Flowers solitary or crowded in glomerules. Perianth segments mostly equal, connate to sub-connate at base, subcoriaceous, acute, often dark-coloured. Stamens (3-) 6, included. Capsules trigonous, 1-celled, loculicidal, 3-seeded only (or lesser due to abortion); seed often carunculate at one end, smooth and shiny.

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1 Inflorescence a lax panicle of 1 sessile and 3-6 stalked spherical obovate clusters of 3-12 flowers each. Perianth segments (2.5-) 34 mm long Luzula campestris
+ Inflorescence ± spike-like, with several congested clusters of flowers (usually drooping, sometimes sub-branched below). Perianth segments 2-2.5 mm long Luzula spicata
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