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Luzula flaccida (Buchenau) Edgar subsp. flaccida Family Juncaceae
Luzula flaccida subsp. flaccida (Buchenau) Edgar APNI*

Synonyms: Luzula flaccida (Buchenau) Edgar form B APNI*

Description: Small perennial with loose tufts.

Leaves 2.5–6 mm wide, flat.

Inflorescence of few branches up to 2 cm long bearing clusters c. 10 mm diam. or sometimes reduced toa single head, with flowers 2–3 mm long; tepals pale red-brown, with margin very broad and creamy hyaline or almost entirely cream-coloured; anthers 0.3–0.6 mm long.

Caruncle about one quarter the length of the seed.


Distribution and occurrence: Occurs in North, Central and South Coast, Northern, Central and Southern Tablelands, North, Central and South Western Slopes; also Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Grows in grassy margins of wet sclerophyll forest, from sea level to 1550 m altitude, also in disturbed sites such as road banks.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Referred to in the hard-copy 'Flora of NSW' vol. 4 as 'form B'

Text by E. Edgar & K. L. Wilson (1993); edited KL Wilson (June 2010; July 2016)
Taxon concept: Fl. New South Wales vol 4, 1993 (as form B)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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