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:

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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Ispot Southern Africa : Juncus oxycarpus
JSTOR Plant Science: Juncus oxycarpus
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 26 May 2016

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