Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Juncaginaceae Rich.
 Description

Fls mostly bisexual, small, actinomorphic or slightly oblique, in spike or raceme, without bracts. Tepals 6 in 2 whorls, greenish or reddish. Stamens 6 or 4; filaments very short; anthers 2-celled, extrorse, opening by longitudinal slits. Carpels 6 (sts 3 sterile) or 4, superior, free or ± connate; style short or absent, stigma plumose or papillose; ovule 1, basal, us. erect, anatropous. Fr. dry. Seed without endosperm. Annual or perennial, rhizomatous, scapigerous, glab. herbs of wet places. Lvs mostly radical, linear, sheathing at base. Fls protogynous, wind-pollinated. Genera 4;  widely distributed, the other 3 confined to S. Hemisphere.

[From:  Moore and Edgar (1970) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 2.]

 Biostatus
Number of species in New Zealand within Juncaginaceae Rich.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Non-endemic)2
Total2
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.