African Plant Database

Juncus exsertus Buchenau
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Juncus exsertus Buchenau subsp. exsertus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Juncus exsertus subsp. lesuticus B. L. Burtt
=Juncus rostratus Buchenau
Taxon infra-specific
Juncus exsertus Buchenau subsp. exsertus
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb perennial, usually 30-55 cm tall, caespitose; rhizome short, horizontal; cataphylls 1-2; basal leaf usually 1 or absent; cauline leaves 2-4, septate, c. 5-16 cm long, 1,2-3,5 mm Ø; inflorescence rich, decompound, much-branched, of 5-10 to many obconical to semiglobose 2-15-flowered heads each 5-9 mm wide; capsule distally narrowly trigonous-prismatic, 3,5-3,8 mm long, exceeding tepals, acuminate, rostrum 0,3-0,5 mm long.
Ecology : River banks or in shallow water; marshes; very wet swamps; sometimes forming large stands; 200-2600 m alt.
  Variable; subsp. lesuticus is a dwarf plant.
  Namibia, S. Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 103

Bibliography other :
  • Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen 4: 435 (1875).
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carte afrique num 176429
Record n°176429
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