Luzula subg. Pterodes

(Grisebach) Buchenau

Botanische Jahrbucher fur Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 12: 76. 1890.

Basionym: Luzula sect. Pterodes Grisebach Spic. Fl. Rumel. 2: 404. 1846
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Leaves: apex callous. Inflorescences corymbose, simple or sparsely branched. Flowers solitary. Seeds: base without tuft of hairs; caruncle chalazal, conspicuous.


North America, Eurasia, e Africa.


Species 8 (2 in the flora).


1 Tepals 1.6–2.5 mm; inflorescences rarely branching; pedicels spreading Luzula rufescens
1 Tepals 3–4.5 mm; inflorescences not branching or often branching; pedicels mostly erect to spreading. Luzula acuminata