Juncus trigonocarpus

Steudel

Syn. Pl. Glumac. 2: 308. 1855. 1855

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Juncus caudatus Chapman
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, perennial, cespitose, 5–10 dm. Culms erect, 2–5 mm diam., smooth. Cataphylls 1–2, straw-colored, apex rounded. Leaves: basal 0–1, cauline 2–3; auricles 0.2–0.4 mm, apex obtuse, leathery; blade terete, 2.5–22 cm × 1.3–4 mm, smooth. Inflorescences panicles of 30–100 heads, 3–9 cm, stiffly erect or ascending branches; primary bract erect; heads 2–8-flowered, obconic, 4–8 mm diam. Flowers: tepals green to reddish brown, lanceolate; outer tepals 2.5–2.8 mm, acuminate; inner tepals 2.8–3.5 mm, acute; stamens 3–6, anthers 1/2 filament length. Capsules exserted, chestnut brown, 3-locular, ovoid-pyramidal, 4–5 mm, apex acuminate, valves separating at dehiscence.. Seeds fusiform, 1.8–2.6 mm, tailed; body covered with whitish. translucent veil.


Phenology: Fruiting early fall–early winter (fruit often persisting until spring).
Habitat: Wet pinewoods, pine barrens, bogs, hammocks, roadsides, and seepy areas
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Juncus trigonocarpus"
Ralph E. Brooks* +  and Steven E. Clemants* +
Steudel +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Tex. +
0–200 m +
Wet pinewoods, pine barrens, bogs, hammocks, roadsides, and seepy areas +
Fruiting early fall–early winter (fruit often persisting until spring). +
Syn. Pl. Glumac. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Juncus caudatus +
Juncus trigonocarpus +
Juncus subg. Septati +
species +