African Plant Database

Juncus fontanesii J. Gay ex Laharpe subsp. fontanesii
Notes : cited as J. fontanesii ssp. fontanesii Maire, which is illeg.
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Juncus fontanesii J. Gay ex Laharpe (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Juncus fontanesii var. melanocephalus Trab. (1923)
=Juncus duvalii Loret (1875)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with stolons to 2 m long, rhizome usually absent; stems erect, 5-40 cm tall; cauline leaves 2-5, unitubular, septate; inflorescence with 3-15 semiglobose heads, each with 4-25 flowers; capsule 4-5,8 mm long, exceeding perianth, with mucro.
Ecology : A N. African plant (Morocco through to Tunisia, S Europe through to Turkey) indicated by Quézel (Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 50: 22, 1959), with the distribution: Mediterranean region, Ethiopia, Kenya. The plant from the latter two countries is J. oxycarpus. The specimen from Chad, Tibesti, needs reevaluation.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 113 (1931).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 4: 295 (1957).
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 110 (1980).
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie: catalogue synonymique commenté
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2014). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.3] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 3: 464
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
see under efloramaghreb
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°160802 modified 2010-12-16
Feedback about this record