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Juncus continuus L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Rhizomatous perennial.
Culms terete, 35–115 cm long, 1.2–3.0 mm diam., ± soft, yellow-green; culm striations 35–80; pith continuous, rarely interrupted below.
Cataphylls 8–14 cm long, ± lax, abaxially yellow to dark yellow-brown, adaxially silvery. Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, 2–12 cm long; flowers numerous, solitary or loosely clustered; lowest involucral bract 4–30 cm long, longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, often with darker band each side of midrib, with ± broad hyaline margins; outer tepals 1.5–2.2 mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 3, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.4–0.7 (rarely to 1.0) mm long.
Capsule longer than or equalling outer tepals, ellipsoid to ovoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, dark golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually on sandy, moist soils, widespread along coast and ranges, extending inland to near Texas and Narrabri.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. ?S.A. N.T.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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