African Plant Database

Juncus capitatus Weigel
Protologue : Observ. Bot. (Van Heurck) 28 (1772)
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted annual herb with stems 1-15x0,02-0,08 cm; leaves all basal; blades 1-8x0,03-0,08 cm, flat or channelled; inflorescence usually a single terminal globose cluster of 2-12 crowded flowers; lowermost bract herbaceous, usually longer than inflorescence; capsule 1,7-2,5 mm long, much shorter than perianth.
Ecology : Wet soil near streams and along paths; grassland; 2000-2850 m alt.
  Europe; Madeira, Canary Isl.; N Africa; S. Africa, Lesotho; SW Asia through to Kazakhstan. Introduced in N. and S. America, Australia, New Zealand.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.02 - 0.045 m. Alt: 100 - 1900 m. Distribution: LES, FS, GA, WC

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