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Luzula campestris (Linn.) DC. in Lam. & DC., Fl. Franc. ed. 3:161. 1805. Hook. f., l.c. 401; Backer in Vansteenis, l.c.215; R.R.Stewart, l.c.

  • Juncus campestris Linn.

    Stoloniferous loosely tufted perennial, 15-30 (-60) cm tall, with basal and cauline leaves up to 30 cm long and 6 mm broad. Flowers 3-12 in each cluster, 3-4 mm long, brown; perianth segments lanceolate, subequal, outer finely pointed and exceeding the capsule. Anthers 2-6 times as long as the filaments. Capsules 2.5-3 mm long, obovoid, obtuse, apiculate; seed nearly globose with a basal, whitish appendage.

    Type: Europe pascuis siccioribus. Herb. Linn no. 449/44 (LINN).

    Distribution: Europe, N.Africa, Asia, N.America and New Zealand.

    I have not seen any authentic specimen of this species from our area.

    R.R.Stewart (l.c.) also doubtfully records Luzula pallescens Bess., (=Luzula campestris var. pallescens Whlb.) with reference to Rao, from Kashmir; this is a light-green tufted plant, without stolons, and linear leaves 1.5-3 mm broad; inflorescence umbells, paniculate with few to many floral glomerules, each bearing 6-12 flowers, c. 2 mm long; anthers c. as long as the filaments.


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