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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Africa, Eritrea to S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula, S. Iran and W. Pakistan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Robust perennial with horizontal rhizome with closely set or somewhat spaced stems
Morphology Stem
Stems 30–80 cm long and 1–5 mm thick
Morphology Leaves
Lower 2 leaves with wide green to light brown sheaths without blades, but sometimes ending in a short filiform limb; upper sheath ending in a 5–50 cm long cylindric prominently transversely septate blade
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence consisting of few–numerous hemispherical or globose dense heads of flowers; major peduncles to 7 cm long; smaller heads sometimes crowded into larger composite heads
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals equal, 2–3 mm long, acute, light to dark reddish-brown, often with pale margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 2.5 mm long, ovoid with apiculate apex, shiny, light to dark reddish-brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 0.3 mm long, ovoid, striate.
Distribution
N1 North Africa and south-western Asia.
Ecology
Altitude range probably 1500–2000 m.

Native to:

Algeria, Angola, Cape Provinces, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Iran, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Juncus punctorius L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [56], Ethiopia K000345813
Schimper [56], Ethiopia K000345814
Bove, N. [34], Syria K000906640 isotype

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 208 (1781)

Accepted by

  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Kirschner, J. & al. (2002). Juncaceae Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 6-8: 1-237, 1-336,1-192. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(4): 1-151. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Kirschner, J. & al. (2002). Juncaceae Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 6-8: 1-237, 1-336,1-192. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by K. A. Lye [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0