African Plant Database

Juncus punctorius L. f.
Protologue : Suppl. Pl. 208 (1782) 
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Juncus schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.
=Juncus punctorius subsp. mauritanicus Trab. (1888)
=Juncus punctorius var. mauritanicus (Trab.) Buchenau & Trab. (1890)
=Juncus exaltatus Decne. (1834)
=Juncus punctorius var. exaltatus (Decne.) Buchenau (1875)
=Juncus exaltatus var. capensis Kunth
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb perennial, 0,4-2,2 m tall, loosely caespitose; rhizome long, creeping; stem rigid, 0,3-0,8 m tall; cataphylls 2-3; 1 cauline leaf 20-40 cm long, in upper part of stem; inflorescence a panicle of 10-80 heads, compact, semiglobose to globose, each with 8-30 flowers; capsule ovoid, apiculate, 3-angled, c. 0,5 mm long.
Ecology : Permanently wet places; swamps; marshes; riverbanks; 0-3180 m alt.
  Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt; Namibia, S. Africa, Lesotho; Palestine, Arabia, S Iran, W Pakistan. – Disjunct distribution.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Helophyte- Ht 0.45 - 1.5 m. Alt: 30 - 2220 m. Distribution: LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 112 (1931). 
  • Fl. Afrique N. 4: 286 (1957). 
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  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 3: 100 (2002).
  • 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: 461
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 41746
Record n°41746
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