Scheuchzeriaceae

F. Rudolphi
Common names: Scheuchzeria Family
Found in FNA Volume 22. Treatment on page 41.
Herbs, perennial, rhizomatous, caulescent; turions absent. Leaves alternate, emergent, sessile; sheath with remains often persisting, auriculate; blade linear, nearly cylindric, with conspicuous round pore adaxially on leaf tip; intravaginal squamules hairs, numerous. Inflorescences terminal, bracteate racemes, not subtended by spathe; pedicels following fertilization elongating, not spiraling. Flowers bisexual; subtending bracts present; perianth present; tepals 6; stamens 6, epitepalous; anthers basifixed, distinct, dehiscing longitudinally, extrorse; pollen globose; pistils 3(–6), distinct to slightly connate at base; ovules basal-marginal, anatropous. Fruits follicles. Seeds 1–2(–3).

Distribution

Colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

Discussion

Scheuchzeriaceae have sometimes been included in Juncaginaceae. That Scheuchzeria represents a family by itself is accepted by the majority of post-1940 workers (J. W. Thieret 1988).

Genus Genera 1, species 1:

Facts about "Scheuchzeriaceae"
AuthorMark A. Nienaber +
Common nameScheuchzeria Family +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Referencebritton1909a +, cody1975a +, fernald1923a + and thieret1988a +
Taxon nameScheuchzeriaceae +
Taxon rankfamily +
VolumeVolume 22 +