Juncus fockei Buchenau APNI*
Description: Tufted or shortly rhizomatous perennial. Culms ± terete, (rarely 4) 8–45 cm long, 0.9–2.0 mm diam.
Leaves unitubulose, spread along culms, ± culms; blade compressed to ± terete, 0.8–2.3 mm wide; auricles, 1.5–3.0 mm long.
Inflorescence terminal, diffuse, 3–18 cm long; flowers clustered at apex of branches, 5–20 per cluster and 3–20 clusters per inflorescence; involucral bract 1, well-developed, 3–23 cm long, shorter than to longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown (often red-brown near apex) or evenly red-brown, with narrow hyaline margins; outer tepals 2.5–4.5 (rarely to 5.0) mm long, shorter than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 6, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.4–0.6 (rarely to 0.9) mm long.
Capsule much longer than outer tepals (by 1.5–3 mm), very narrow-ovoid, very long-acute, tapering evenly to long beak, golden brown, often red-brown near apex.
Distribution and occurrence: On the Tablelands and Slopes, west to the Pilliga Scrub, and on the coastal ranges south from Bulga Plateau.
Grows in damp situations.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff (1993); edited KL Wilson (July 2016, Nov 2022)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.