African Plant Database

Luzula mannii (Buchenau) Kirschner & Cheek
Protologue : Kew Bull. 55(4): 900 (2000)
Information on the genus : Luzula
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Luzula campestris var. mannii Buchenau
 Luzula campestris subsp. mannii (Buchenau) Weim.
 Luzula mannii (Buchenau) Kirschner & Cheek subsp. mannii (2000)
Taxon infra-specific
Luzula mannii (Buchenau) Kirschner & Cheek subsp. mannii (2000)
Luzula mannii subsp. gracilis (S. Carter) Kirschner & Cheek (2000)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb perennial, 10-65 cm tall; rhizome horizontal or ascending, stolons short; stem rigid, erect, c. 1,7 mm Ø; basal leaves 7-13 cm x 4-8 mm, cauline leaves 2-3, 3,5-7 cm x 2,5-4,5 mm, densely hairy, margins densely serrulate; inflorescence dense, of 3-4 sessile and 2-7 pedunculate clusters, peduncles with secondary branches and 1-3 sessile clusters on each branch; peduncles 2-11 cm long, 0,3-0,5 mm Ø; clusters echinate, globular, 0,6-1,2 cm Ø, of more than 13 flowers.
Ecology : On young, volcanic soils; wet places and by streams in grassland and moor; 2700-c. 4000 m alt.
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