Luzula meridionalis Nordensk.

Bot. Not. 122: 71 (1969) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted perennial, flowering stems to c. 40 cm high, generally exceeding leaves. Leaves flat, mostly 2–6 mm wide, flaccid, ciliate along margins, obtuse and thickened at apex. Inflorescence umbellate, with 1 or 2 sessile clusters and up to c. 6 stalked clusters, each 4–10 mm diam., rarely reduced to a single cluster; tepals acuminate, 2–3 mm long, light to dark brown with pale membranous margins; capsules subequal to or slightly longer than tepals; seeds c. 1 mm long excluding caruncle which is from one-third to one-half as long as seed.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

A variable species with 3 varieties, sometimes treated as species. Specimens with intermediate attributes are not uncommon.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Luzula. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Luzula meridionalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Luzula meridionalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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