Juncus section Poiophylli

Heath rush Juncus squarrosus, copyright James K. Lindsey.

Belongs within: Juncaceae.

The section Poiophylli of the genus Juncus includes grassy-leaved rushes that may be mistaken for true grasses (Healy & Edgar 1980).

Characters (from Healy & Edgar 1980): Plant tufted or rhizomatous; stems usually leafy, rarely only basal sheaths present; leaves flat or channelled, rarely cylindrical; inflorescence terminal.

<==Juncus sect. Poiophylli
    |--J. ambiguus Gussone 1827 HE80
    |--J. bufonius Linnaeus 1753 HE80
    |    |--J. b. var. bufonius HE80
    |    |--J. b. var. congestus Wahlenberg 1820 HE80
    |    `--J. b. var. parviflorus Ascherson & Graebner 1904 HE80
    |--J. dichotomus Elliott 1817 [incl. J. cognatus] HE80
    |--J. gerardii Loiseleur-Deslongchamps 1809 HE80
    |--J. homalocaulis von Mueller 1853 HE80
    |--J. imbricatus Laharpe 1827 HE80
    |    |--J. i. var. imbricatus HE80
    |    `--J. i. var. chamissonis (Kunth) Buchenau 1906 HE80
    |--J. squarrosus Linnaeus 1753 HE80
    `--J. tenuis von Willdenow 1799 [incl. J. involucratus Kirk 1877 (preoc.)] HE80
         |--J. t. var. tenuis HE80
         |--J. t. var. anthelatus Wiegand 1900 HE80
         `--J. t. var. secundus HE80

*Type species of generic name indicated


[HE80] Healy, A. J., & E. Edgar. 1980. Flora of New Zealand vol. III. Adventive cyperaceous, petalous and spathaceous monocotyledons. P. D. Hasselberg, Government Printer: Wellington (New Zealand).

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