936.000 Juncus L.

Description of the genus

Glabrous herbs, generally occurring in wet places. Leaves flat or cylindric, sometimes septate. Inflorescence compound, paniculate, bracteate; bracteoles sometimes present immediately below and clasping the flower. Perianth segments free, ovate or lanceolate, entire, persistent.

Worldwide: c.300 species, more or less cosmopolitan but rare in the tropics

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Juncus oxycarpus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
dregeanus Kunth subsp. bachitii (Steud.) HedbergE
exsertus BuchenauC
oxycarpus E. Mey. ex KunthN,W,CDescription, Image
rigidus Desf.B,C,SImage

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Flora of Botswana: Juncus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Juncus
Flora of Malawi: Juncus
Flora of Mozambique: Juncus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Juncus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Juncus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Juncus
JSTOR Plant Science: Juncus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Juncus
Plants of the World Online: Juncus
Tropicos: Juncus
Wikipedia: Juncus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Juncus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=325, retrieved 2 March 2024

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