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Herbs with a bulbous base. Leaves basal, linear. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, sometimes unisexual, ebracteate. Perianth of 6 similar segments in 2 whorls, deciduous, herbaceous. Stamens 6, in 2 series, opposite the segments; anthers sessile. Ovary superior. Mericarps 3-6, indehiscent, united at first, but separating from a central persistent axis when ripe.
- Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
- bibliographic citation
- Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Juncaginaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=113
- Mark Hyde
- Bart Wursten
- Petra Ballings
Juncaginaceae: Brief Summary
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Juncaginaceae is a family of flowering plants, recognized by most taxonomists for the past few decades. It is also known as the arrowgrass family. It includes 3 genera with a total of 34 known species (Christenhusz & Byng 2016 ).
The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998), also recognizes such a family and places it in the order Alismatales, in the clade monocots. The species are found in cold or temperate regions in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. However APG IV (2016) removed the genus Maundia due to its non-exclusive relationship, and elevated it to the monogeneric family Maundiaceae.
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