936.000 Juncus L.

Description of the genus

Glabrous herbs, generally occurring in wet places. Leaves flat or cylindric, sometimes septate. Inflorescence compound, paniculate, bracteate; bracteoles sometimes present immediately below and clasping the flower. Perianth segments free, ovate or lanceolate, entire, persistent.

Worldwide: c.300 species, more or less cosmopolitan but rare in the tropics

Botswana: 3 taxa.

Juncus oxycarpus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
exsertus Buchenau
oxycarpus E. Mey. ex KunthSEDescription, Image
rigidus Desf.NImage

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Juncus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Juncus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=325, retrieved 21 January 2022

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