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|Family: Juncaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Juncus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Juncus falcatus E. Mey.
Habit: Perennial herb 3--30 cm; rhizome long, scaly. Leaf: generally basal; sheath appendages 0 or small; flat side of blade toward stem, generally reaching top of inflorescence, stiff, +- curved; cauline leaves 1--2, < basal, stiff. Inflorescence: lowest bract generally > inflorescence; clusters 1--3(5), 5--25-flowered, hemispheric. Flower: perianth parts 3.3--6.4 mm, +- equal, papillate, dark, margins wide, scarious; stamens 6, filaments << anthers. Fruit: < or +- = perianth, +- spheric to longer than wide; tip notched; beak short, obvious. Seed: asymmetric; outer covering loose, white; appendages 0. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Note: Circumscription of subspecies needs study.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Juncus exiguus
Next taxon: Juncus falcatus subsp. falcatus
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2016. Juncus falcatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29652, accessed on April 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 28, 2016.