Juncellus minutus C.B.Clarke
  • J. Bot. 34: 224 (1896) nom. dub.

This taxon is unplaced

General Description

A very small annual. Stem 1–2 in. long. Leaves few, shorter than the stem, 1/20 in. broad, weak. Head 1, of 8 spikelets; bracts 2, lower 1 in. long, similar to the leaves. Spikelets 1/6 by 1/25 in., compressed, straw-coloured red-tinged, 6–8-flowered. Glumes closely packed, boat-shaped, the green keel subexcurrent into a mucro. Stamens 2–1; anthers short-oblong, very small. Style long, slender, branches 2 much shorter than the style, or the style sometimes only minutely notched. Nut minute, pyriform, plano-convex, black, minutely punctate.


British East Africa Ongalea Mountains; alt. 2750 ft., Gregory, 14!


in Journ. Bot. 1896, 224.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Tanzania


  • 1 Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 Information From

Flora of Tropical Africa
Flora of Tropical Africa. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/efloras/
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Retrieved 2011 onwards
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