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Family: Juncaceae
Juncus subsecundus

Citation: Wakef., Victorian Nat. 73:211 (1957).

Synonymy: J. vaginatus sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 184 (1943), partly, non R.Br.; J. radula Buchen. var. laevior Buchen., Monog. Junc. 241 (1890).

Common name: Finger rush.

Perennial; stems arising from a rhizome, 20-90 cm high and 0.5-2.3 mm diam., with an interrupted pith; stem striations 20-35, rather coarse; leaf-blades 0; leaf-sheaths usually pale.

Inflorescence a lateral compact or loose cluster with usually one similar but smaller duster terminating a bare elongated branch above it, flowers usually evenly spaced along the panicle branches, pale-coloured; perianth 2-4 mm long; stamens 3-6.

Capsule exceeding, equalling or shorter than the perianth.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 180.

Distribution:  Common in damp places associated with a wide range of communities; variable in perianth length, particularly long-flowered and robust forms occurring in the SE.

S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE.   W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.   Introduced in New Zealand.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly in autumn and early summer.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Black's record of J. radula from the Strzelecki Creek (LE region) is referable to J. radula var. laevior which is a synonym of J. subsecundus.

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