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

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Juncus oxycarpus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dregeanus Kunth subsp. bachitii (Steud.) HedbergMS
kraussii Hochst. subsp. kraussii GI,M
lomatophyllus Spreng.MS,M
oxycarpus E. Mey. ex KunthMSDescription, Image
rigidus Desf.Image

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Juncus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Juncus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Juncus
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Tropicos: Juncus
Wikipedia: Juncus

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: Genus page: Juncus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=325, retrieved 9 December 2023

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