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Juncus sp.

A rush at Majura, ACT

Juncus sp. at Majura, ACT - 17 Nov 2016
Juncus sp. at Majura, ACT - 17 Nov 2016
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Identification history

Juncus sp. 28 Nov 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Juncus sarophorus 17 Nov 2016 SilkeSma

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5 comments

KenT wrote:
   18 Nov 2016
These things are difficult, I'm not sure how well your plant fits some of the characters listed in PlantNET. From PlantNET: - Culms 55–170 cm long,.....Widespread in damp and swampy situations.
SilkeSma wrote:
   23 Nov 2016
Is that really cm, not mm? If it was mm, that would fit.
KenT wrote:
   23 Nov 2016
Hi Silke, Flora of Victoria has 'Culms erect, dull green or bluish-green, 70–180 cm high ...A common species (particularly east of Melbourne) occurring on sites which are inundated or saturated for a considerable period.' The author for this section of the Vic. Flora was Dave Albrecht so it seems you have an opportunity to make some use of some now local expertise with this group.
SilkeSma wrote:
   24 Nov 2016
Thanks Ken, I'm realising that this is a little out of my league. I'm a bit confused now what culms are. I thought they are the stems the flowers sit on, but obviously not. I think I'll leave the ID to someone who is better suited than me.
   29 Nov 2016
Dave Albrecht of the Herbarium said,"For positive ID of Juncus, photographed specimens should be in fruit and one should be able to see the stem striations. As the image lacks both I can't be confident with the ID. The flowers appear to be well-spaced and the anthers large, which would rule out Juncus sarophorus. Given the location I suspect it is most likely to be Juncus remotiflorus or possibly J.subsecundus."

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 17 Nov 2016 08:06 AM Recorded on
  • SilkeSma Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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