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Juncus triglumis Linn., Sp.Pl. 328. 1753. Boiss., l.c. 355; Hook.f., l.c. 396; Buchen. in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 36.214.1906; Krecz. & Gontsch. in Kon l.c. 522, Tab. 30, fig. 13; Snog., l.c. 26.

  • Juncus albescens (Lange) Fernald
  • Juncus triglumis subsp. wakhaniensis Snog.

    Perennial, loosely tufted, green, 5-10 (-15) cm tall, with short rootstock and thin, erect stems devoid of cauline leaves. Basal leaves c. half as long as the stem, less than 1 mm broad, with basal sheaths obtusely auricled, usually somewhat reddish, lowest ones bladeless. Terminal flowering head 2-3(-5)-flowered, usually exceeding the lowest, dark-brown bract; bracts subequal, broadly lanceolate. Flowers 4-5 mm long; perianth segments ± equal, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, light reddish-brown. Stamens 6, c. as long as the perianth; anthers less than 1 mm long. Capsules 5-7.5 mm long, ovate-oblong to ellipsoid, trigonous, shortly beaked, dark-brown; seeds many, mostly c. 2 mm long, including white tails at both the ends.

    Fl.Per.: July-August.

    Type: Described from the alpine zone of Lapland. Herb (LINN).

    Distribution: Europe, N. & C. Asia, mostly in Arctic and Alpine zones; also in the Himalayas and N. America.

    A rare or under-collected species in our area, confined to the wet rock-ledges of the Karakorum.


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