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Published In: Genera Plantarum 43. 1789. (4 Aug 1789) (Gen. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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JUNCACEAE (Rush Family)

Plants mostly perennial, sometimes with rhizomes and/or tubers. Aerial stems branched or unbranched below the inflorescence. Leaves alternate or all basal, grasslike or tubular, expanded at the base into open or closed sheaths around the stems. Inflorescences racemes or panicles of cymes, umbels, or short, headlike spikes. Flowers perfect, rarely unisexual. Sepals 3, green to tan or brown at maturity. Petals 3, similar in size and color to the sepals. Stamens 3 or 6, free. Ovaries 1 per flower, superior, 1- or 3-loculed, of 3 carpels. Style short or highly reduced to absent. Stigmas 3. Fruits capsules, dehiscing longitudinally by 3 valves. Seeds 3 to numerous. Ten genera, 325 species, worldwide.


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1 Seeds numerous; plants glabrous 1 Juncus
+ Seeds 3 per fruit; leaves hairy, at least along the margins 2 Luzula

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