Juncus oxycarpus E. Mey. ex Kunth

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Juncus oxycarpus

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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.

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

Juncus oxycarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamuziwa Falls, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Juncus brevistylus Buchenau
Juncus gentilis N.E. Br.
Juncus oxycarpus Kunth subsp. microcephalus Adamson
Juncus oxycarpus Kunth subsp. sparganioides Weim.
Juncus quartinianus A. Rich.
Juncus suboxycarpus Adamson
Common names:
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) Up to 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 26 February 2017
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.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

Crawford, F.M. (2010). Juncaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Pages 101 - 103. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92.

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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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: Species information: Juncus oxycarpus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113040, retrieved 24 September 2017

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