Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Alismatales

Juncaginaceae

Martins, E.S. (2009) Juncaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Napper, D.M. (1971) Juncaginaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the family

Herbs with a bulbous base. Leaves basal, linear. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, sometimes unisexual, ebracteate. Perianth of 6 similar segments in 2 whorls, deciduous, herbaceous. Stamens 6, in 2 series, opposite the segments; anthers sessile. Ovary superior. Mericarps 3-6, indehiscent, united at first, but separating from a central persistent axis when ripe.

Worldwide: 4 genera and 20 species, mostly temperate and cold zones.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Triglochin L.Description

Other sources of information about Juncaginaceae:

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Flora of Malawi: Juncaginaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Juncaginaceae
Flora of Zambia: Juncaginaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Juncaginaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Juncaginaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=113, retrieved 12 December 2017

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