Aponogeton junceus Lehm. ex Schltdl.

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Aponogeton junceus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Aponogeton junceus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Aponogeton junceus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms: Aponogeton natalensis Oliv.
Aponogeton spathaceus E. Mey. ex Hook. f. var. junceus (Lehm. ex Schltdl.) Hook.f.
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Description:
Tuber to 3 cm in diameter, spherical. Leaves of different forms but normally erect (see A. rehmannii for comparison), 4-25 cm, filiform to subtrigonous or expanded into an erect spathulate lamina up to 17 × 4.5 cm, with base and apex attenuate or rounded. Spikes 2-4(-9) × 0.8(-2.5) cm, forked; the peduncle not enlarged above. Perianth segments 1,2 or 3, white pink or mauve, becoming green with age. Stamens usually 6. Carpels up to 7 in lower flowers, usually 3 in upper. Follicles 3-5 mm, green.
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Derivation of specific name: junceus: Juncus- or rush-like
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Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa.
Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 252. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. (2009). Aponogetonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 71 - 72.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aponogeton junceus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Aponogeton junceus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103160, retrieved 6 December 2019

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