African Plant Database

Juncus hybridus Brot.
Protologue : Fl. Lusit. i. 513. (1804)
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Juncus bufonius var. hybridus (Brot.) Parl. (1857)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Juncus bufonius var. congestus Wahlb. (1820)
=Juncus insulanus Viv. (1824)
=Juncus bufonius subsp. insulanus (Viv.) Briq. (1922)
=Juncus bufonius subsp. mutabilis (Savi) Lindb.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb 5-30 cm tall, usually caespitose; root system small; stems erect, many, crowded, 5-20 cm long; basal leaves usually 2-10 cm x c. 0,6-1,1 mm; cauline leaves usually 1-3, often equalling to exceeding inflorescence; inflorescence lax, many-50-flowered, of several sickle-shaped cymes, in 2-6-flowered fan-shaped clusters, to c. 12x5 cm; capsule ± ellipsoid, 3,5-4,5 mm long, slightly shorter than inner tepals.
Ecology : On clay along stream in evergreen bushland with Buxus, Cadia on limestone; c. 1300 m alt.
  S Europa; Macaronesia; N Africa; Near East, Middle Asia. Introduced to Britain, S. Africa, W N. America, SE S. America, Australia; probably also in New Zealand.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • COPE, T. A. & C. A. STACE (1978). The Juncus bufonius L. aggregate in western Europe. Watsonia 12: 113-128
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 108 (1980).
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  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 3: 100 (2002).
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. II 2: 739
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores
  • 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: 457
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