African Plant Database

Juncus engleri Buchenau
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Juncac. 248 (1906)
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Juncus lomatophyllus auct. sensu Baker, non Spreng.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb perennial, loosely caespitose with creeping-ascending rhizome, without stolons; stems ascending, 25-60 cm tall, rooting at nodes; leaves basal, linear-lanceolate, 12-40x0,3-1,2 cm; inflorescence lax, ± erect, anthelate; main branches usually 5-10, 1-8 cm long; secondary branches subdistal; heads hemispherical, 1-10-flowered; lower bract distinctly shorter than inflorescence; capsule oblong-ovoid, apex apiculate.
Ecology : Wet boggy places; along streams in forest; grassland; 1400-1750 m alt.
  Closely related to J. lomatophyllus Spreng. from Zimbabwe and S. Africa, which has usually slightly wider leaves, longer anthers (1,5 mm long not 0,5-0,8 mm), and longer style (1,5 mm long not 0,2 mm), resulting in a distinctly beaked capsule.
  Confused with J. oxycarpus.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 160 (1995).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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