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Juncus sphaerocarpus Nees
Protologue : Flora 1: 521 (1818)
Information on the genus : Juncus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Juncus tenageia subsp. sphaerocarpus (Nees) Trab. (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual caespitose herb with many crowded erect or erecto-patent stems > 8 cm tall (4-30 cm); each stem with 1-4 cauline leaves, 1-5 cm x 0,5-1,3 mm, flat, tip acute; inflorescence lax and constitutes 1/2 to 9/10 of plant height; flowers borne singly, remote; inflorescence branches erecto-patent; capsule subglobose, c. 2-3 mm long; seeds 0,35-0,45 x 0,3 mm.
Ecology : On clay along stream in evergreen bushland with Buxus, Cadia on limestone; c. 1300 m alt.
  Mediterranean area; C and SE Europe; N Africa, Middle Asia to NW China.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A. & L.C. Trabut (1902). Flore Analytique et Synoptique de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie.   
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 107 (1980).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 3 3: 218 
  • 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
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie: catalogue synonymique commenté
  • 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: 455
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