African Plant Database

Juncus inflexus L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 326 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Juncus acutissimus (Buchenau) Adamson
=Juncus glaucus var. acutissimus Buchenau
=Juncus longicornis Bastard
=Juncus inflexus var. longicornis (Bastard) Briq. (1910)
=Juncus glaucus Ehrh.
=Juncus inflexus var. laxiflorus (Lange) Trab.
=Juncus glaucus var. laxiflorus Lange (1861)
=Juncus glaucus subsp. paniculatus (Hoppe ex Schult. & Schult. f.) Trab. (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb perennial, densely caespitose, rhizomatous, 0,5-1,2 m tall; rhizome short, stout; stems leafless, terete, with c. 10-22 prominent ridges that are flat, widely separated from one another; cataphylls 3-5, distally loose, dark red brown and glossy at base, upper cataphylls 5-15 cm long; inflorescence pseudolateral; flowers 50-120, occasionally fewer or to 200, solitary; style c. 0,5 mm long; capsule trigous, 2,5-4 mm long, ± equalling tepals.
Ecology : Ecology unknown in Zaire (in Egypt: wettest parts of wadis, above 1500 m alt.).
  The variety acutissimus Buchenau is a slender form with paler cataphylls from S. Africa (deserves perhaps subspecific status).
  subsp. inflexus; subsp. brachytepalus (Trautv. ex V. I. Krecz. & Gontsch.) Novikov, in C Asia from Iran-Afghanistan through to China
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.5 - 0.91 m. Alt: 50 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, KN, WC

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