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Genus: Juncus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Juncaceae

About 250 species (cosmopolitan), with 19 species native to southern Africa and five naturalised. Generally found in moist situations such as along margins of streams, dams and vleis.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Juncus acutus


Juncus capensis


Juncus cephalotes


Juncus dregeanus


Juncus effusus


Juncus engleri

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Juncus exsertus


Juncus inflexus


Juncus kraussii


Juncus lomatophyllus


Juncus obliquus


Juncus oxycarpus

Juncus pictus


Juncus punctorius


Juncus rigidus


Juncus rupestris


Juncus scabriusculus


Juncus sonderianus


Juncus stenopetalus


Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Juncus bufonius


Juncus capillaceus


Juncus capitatus


Juncus imbricatus


Juncus tenuis



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