Juncus oxycarpus E. Mey. ex Kunth

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Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate, Stapleford.

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate, Stapleford.

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate, Stapleford.

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial tufted rhizomatous herb. Stems erect, 40-80 cm. Leaves 3-5, basal and cauline, terete, septate; base with an open auriculate sheath. Inflorescence a compound umbel, exserted, divaricate; capitula ± spherical. Perianth segments 3-4 mm, linear-acuminate, aristate, ± equal. Stamens 3 or 6. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule oblong-ovoid, obtuse, apiculate, trigonous, as long as the perianth segments.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oxycarpus: with pointed fruit
Habitat: In wet places: marshes and on banks of streams and rivers.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 314.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 126.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Juncus oxycarpus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Juncus oxycarpus
Tropicos: Juncus oxycarpus
West African Plants database: Juncus oxycarpus


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: Juncus oxycarpus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113040, retrieved 28 July 2016

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