African Plant Database

Luzula abyssinica Parl.
Information on the genus : Luzula
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Luzula campestris var. mannii auct. sensu Robyns & Tournay; Hedberg p.p. quoad Humbert 8598
=Luzula spicata var. erecta E. Mey.
=Luzula volkensii Buchenau (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted rhizomatous perennial herb, rarely with stolons; stem 15-60x0,06-0,3 cm, angular; leaves many, particularly near base; blade 5-30x0,3-1,2 cm, margins with few to many white hairs; inflorescence consisting of 2-3 erect branches to 6 cm long, bearing to 10 subsessile contiguous spicate heads, each of 10-20 flowers, giving the appearance of a single, lobed spike; if the heads are separated then the branches are all erect (not in an umbel).
Ecology : Swamps and damp places in rain-forest and grassland; moor and moor grassland, sheltered or in the open among rocks; wet soil and paths; wet, grassy clearings in rain-forest; Senecio and Ericaceae forest; 2000-4550 m alt.
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Record n°41701
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