Juncus semisolidus L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Juncus sp. O sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Strongly rhizomatous perennial. Culms terete, 90–160 cm long, 3.5–8.5 mm diam., ± hard, grey-green, subglaucous; culm striations 60–120; pith continuous and interrupted in same culm.
Cataphylls 10–36 cm long, lax, abaxially dark yellow-brown to dark red-brown or black towards base, adaxially silvery to golden brown.
Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, 10–25 cm long; flowers numerous, loosely to densely clustered; lowest involucral bract 16–43 cm long, longer than or occasionally equalling inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, with broad hyaline margins; outer tepals 1.9–2.7 mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 3, rarely 4, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.4–0.9 mm long.
Capsule equalling or slightly longer than outer tepals, narrow-ellipsoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: From Holbrook along the Murray River valley west to at least Mathoura.
Usually grows on clay soils in wet situations.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff (1993); edited KL Wilson (Nov 2022)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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