Juncus macrophyllus


University of California Publications in Botany 1: 65. 1902.

Common names: Long-leaf rush
IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Juncus canaliculatus Engelmann Bot. Gaz. 7: 6. 1882,
Synonyms: Juncus longistylis var. scabratus Hermann
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.
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Herbs, perennial, tufted, 2–10 dm. Rhizomes poorly developed. Culms erect, nearly terete to slightly compressed, never rooting at nodes. Leaves: basal several, cauline 1–3; auricles rounded, 1–3 mm, apex acutish, membranous; blade pale green, basal blade striate, channeled, basal 1/2–1 times length of culm; cauline 8–15 cm × 1–3 mm. Inflorescences glomerules, 8–25, each with 3–5 flowers, open; primary bract much shorter than inflorescence. Flowers: tepals greenish with reddish or brown tinge, lanceolate, 5–6 mm, outer series shorter; stamens 6, filaments 0.5–1 mm, anthers 1.8–2.6 mm; style 0.5–1 mm. Capsules tan, 3-locular, obovoid, 3–4.5 mm, shorter than perianth. Seeds ovoid, 0.6 mm, not tailed.

Phenology: Flowering and fruiting summer.
Habitat: Wet banks and meadows in chaparral and low mountains
Elevation: 700–2600 m


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Lower Taxa

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Ralph E. Brooks* +  and Steven E. Clemants* +
Coville +
Juncus canaliculatus +
Long-leaf rush +
Ariz. +, Calif. +  and Nev. +
700–2600 m +
Wet banks and meadows in chaparral and low mountains +
Flowering and fruiting summer. +
University of California Publications in Botany +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Juncus longistylis var. scabratus +
Juncus macrophyllus +
Juncus subg. Graminifolii +
species +