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Juncus fontanesii J.Gay ex Laharpe , it is a perennial, usually with spreading rhizome, giving out or more leafy clums at the nodes, sterile and fertile both present, 10-50 cm tall, 1-2 mm thick, herbaceous. Leaves cylindrical septate, cauline 2-4. Inflorescence terminal, usually panicled with short branches ending into 6-20-flowered glomerules. Lower bract leaf-like, floral bracteoles ovate, hyaline. Flowers 3-4 mm long. Tepals ± lanceolate, acute or acuminate, inner ones ± longer. Stamens 6. Anthers linear-oblong, c. 1 mm long. Style c. 1 mm long with 1-1.5 mm long stigmas. Capsules exceeding the tepals, trigonal-ovoid, usually narrowed into a short beak, (2-) 2.5-4.5 mm long. Seeds c. 0.5 mm long, pyriform, without appendages.  Life Form: G,   Flowering in:————–,   Vern:————-,   Phytochoria: MED+SA+IT, The native range of this species is Medit. to Pakistan and Arabian Peninsula.  Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Research station of Agriculture faculties 2017 Reported from Ain Mara by Pampanini


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1977) Flora of Libya, Juncaceae   Vol.  (29) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Nasif, M. A., Al-Ganoni, A. M., Knotch, O. M., Nafees. A. A. (2017) Survey of weeds in the research station of the Faculty of Agriculture-University of Tripoli. Libyan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, No. (1) Vol (22) p. (35-46). (In Arabic) الحشائش في محطة بحوث كلية الزراعة طرابلس 2017