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|Family: Juncaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Luzula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Luzula comosa E. Mey.
Habit: Cespitose, < 60 cm, rhizome short; stolons 0. Leaf: flat, ciliate, tip obtuse, thickened. Inflorescence: peduncled to congested, elongated clusters with basal flowers generally remote, lower part of clusters generally loose; lower bract herbaceous. Flower: perianth parts 2.5--4 mm, +- equal, lanceolate, acuminate, pale straw-brown to pale brown in age. Fruit: +- < perianth. Seed: seeds ovoid to narrowly ovoid; appendage 0.4--0.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=12,24.
Note: Occasionally misidentified as Luzula subsessilis. Plants from SnGb, SnBr, SnJt need further study.
Unabridged Synonyms: Luzula campestris var. comosa (E. Mey.) Fernald & Wiegand
Unabridged Note: Many literature records may belong to Luzula subsessilis, particularly those from the south. Very variable even when a complex of populations of Luzula subsessilis is excluded. It comprises two cytotypes, roughly corresponding to two varieties (nature of intermediates remains unknown).
eFlora Treatment Author: Jan Kirschner
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Previous taxon: Luzula
Next taxon: Luzula comosa var. comosa
Citation for this treatment: Jan Kirschner 2017. Luzula comosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32148, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.