Luzula meridionalis var. densiflora Nordensk.

Bot. Not. 122: 76 (1969) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants typically bulbous at base. Leaf margins densely ciliate. Tepals 1.9–2.6 mm long, pale to reddish brown, usually with distinct pale margins; anthers (0.3–)c. 0.5(–0.7) mm long; capsule subequal to shortly exceeding tepals, mid-brown to dark reddish brown. Flowers mainly Nov.–Feb.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All states except NT, Qld. Virtually coextensive with var. meridionalis and occasionally growing in association with it.

Plants with inflorescences composed of a single flower cluster, dark reddish brown tepals and capsules, and anthers c. 0.5 mm long have sometimes been identified as L. ovata Edgar. In the absence of other features which reliably define L. ovata, these plants are here treated merely as reduced forms of L. meridionalis var. densiflora.

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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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Juncaceae
genus Luzula
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Luzula meridionalis var. densiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Luzula meridionalis var. densiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway 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
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory