1. Family: Juncaceae Juss.
    1. Luzula DC.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.


    Juncaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

    Perennial, rarely annual herbs, tufted, rhizomatous or stoloniferous
    Leaves grass-like, flat, basal and cauline, with long hairs on the margins, sheathing below, sometimes reduced to cataphylls; sheaths always closed
    Inflorescence compound, panicled or subspicate, bracteate; bracts hairy on the margins; bracteoles present, placed immediately below and clasping the flower
    Flowers hermaphrodite
    Perianth-segments free, ovate or lanceolate, persistent, margins entire or sometimes lacerated
    Stamens 3 or 6, attached at the base of the segments; filaments filiform; anthers oblong or linear
    Ovary sessile; style filiform; stigmas filiform
    Capsule 1-celled; seeds 3, basal, globose or ovoid, often tailed.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Chad, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Louisiana, Macquarie Is., Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sulawesi, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

    Introduced into:


    Luzula DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 9003] K001132083

    First published in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck & A.P.de Candolle, Fl. Franç., ed. 3, 3: 158 (1805)

    Accepted by

    • Kirschner, J. & al. (2002). Juncaceae Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 6-8: 1-237, 1-336,1-192. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 8: 95 (1901). Nom. cons.
    • Fl. Fr., ed. 3, 3: 158 (1805)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Buchen. in E.P. IV, 36: 42 (1906), nom. conserv.
    • Fl. Fr. 3: 158 (1805)


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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