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Juncus membranaceus Royle ex Don in Trans. Linn.Soc. 18(3):320. 1840. Hook.f.,l.c. 397, p.p.; R.R.Stewart, l.c. 39; Snog., l.c. 29.

  • Juncus hoffmeisteri Klotzsch

    Stoloniferous, tufted perennial, (10-) 15-50 cm tall, with slender, 1-3-leaved stem. Leaves 5-15 cm x 1-2 mm, linear, subtubular to flattened, channelled, acute. Terminal flowering head simple, usually 8-20 flowered, whitish; lowest bract equalling or exceeding the head, upto 2.5 cm long. Flowers 6-7 mm long, subsessile; perianth segments subequal, inner slightly exceeding the outer, oblong-lanceolate, subobtuse. Stamens included; anthers c. 1.5 mm long. Capsules ovoid-lanceolate, 6-9 x 2.5-4 mm, brown to blackish-brown, beaked, ± exserted, many-seeded; seeds 2.5-3 mm long, including tails at both ends.

    Fl.Per.: May-October.

    Type: N.W. Himalayas, ‘in Emodi montibus ad Punjee’ Royle..

    Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, N.W. Himalayas, Karakoram and Afghanistan.

    A very common species of wet places in the northern hilly regions of Pakistan from 6000-13000 ft. A fairly variable species in size and number of flowers in each head; smaller forms may be easily differentiated from the previous species by the almost included stamens with shorter anthers.


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