African Plant Database

Juncus lomatophyllus Spreng.
Protologue : Neue Entdeck. Pflanzenk. 2: 108 (1821)
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Juncus cymosus Lam.
=Juncus viridifolius Adamson (1935)
=Juncus lomatophyllus var. lutescens Buchenau (1875)
=Juncus lomatophyllus var. aristatus Buchenau (1875)
=Juncus lomatophyllus var. congestus Adamson (1935)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb perennial, 15-85 cm tall; rhizome densely leafy, creeping, stolons often present; stems rigid, terete, with longitudinal grooves; leaves basal, cataphylls absent; blades flat, 0,5-1,5 cm wide, blue-green with an occasional red tinge; inflorescence a lax panicle, appearing terminal; capitula 10-50, semiglobose, each 2-12-flowered; capsule ovoid, 2-3 mm long, beaked, shorter than perianth.
Ecology : Permanently wet places: streams, edges of ponds and reservoirs; 0-1700 m alt.
  Closely related to J. engleri.
  S. Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland. Introduced in New Zealand.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte, Hyperhydate- Ht 0.04 - 1.06 m. Alt: 1 - 1700 m. Distribution: LES, EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, WC, SWZ

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 229 (1937).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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