Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Poales

Juncaceae - Rush family

Carter, S. (1966) Juncaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Obermeyer, A.A. (1985) Juncaceae Flora of Southern Africa 4(2)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs. Roots fibrous. Leaves grass-like or cylindric, sheathing at the base. Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or paniculate, the flowers solitary or in capitula; bracts leaf-like, scarious or membranous; bracteoles sometimes present. Flowers bisexual. Perianth segments 6, in two series, subequal, green or brown, usually membranous at the edges. Stamens 3 or 6. Carpels 3, joined; ovary superior, 1- or 3-locular; stigmas 3. Fruit a many-seeded loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 7 genera and 430 species in temperate and cold areas of the world and on mountains in the tropics.

Mozambique: 1 genus and 5 taxa.

Juncus oxycarpus

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Juncus L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Juncaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Juncaceae
Flora of Malawi: Juncaceae
Flora of Zambia: Juncaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Juncaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Juncaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Juncaceae
Wikipedia: Juncaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Juncaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=112, retrieved 20 March 2023

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