Aponogeton junceus Lehm. ex Schltdl.
subsp. junceus

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Aponogeton junceus subsp. junceus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Aponogeton junceus subsp. junceus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Aponogeton junceus subsp. 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.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: junceus: Juncus- or rush-like
Habitat: In ponds, marshes and rivers, growing on the bank or partially submerged with the leaves erect and the flower spikes exserted.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 27 January 2010
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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aponogeton junceus subsp. junceus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103160, retrieved 27 July 2016

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