Juncusmeianthus (R.Br.) L.A.S.Johnson ex K.L.Wilson
WCM Protologue Reference:
(R.Br.) L.A.S.Johnson ex K.L.Wilson, Taxon 50: 1112 (2001)
Perennials, (6–) 10–25 (–30) cm tall, loosely caespitose; rhizome long, ±vertical, distally ±leafy; stolons absent. Leaves basal, 5–18 (–29) cm long, canaliculate but almost terete near apex, 0.4–1.0 mm wide; apex acute; auricles absent. Lower bract filiform, 0.3–1.5 cm long, shorter than or rarely longer than inflorescence; capitulum bracts scarious, to c. 2 mm long, scabrid on midrib. Inflorescence umbelloid to rarely anthelate, of 1–10 (–20) heads; heads 2–8-flowered, c. 4–5 mm wide. Tepals unequal, ±narrowly ovate; outer tepals (1.0–) 1.2–1.5 mm long, acute to broadly-acute, mucronate, without hyaline margins; inner tepals 1.3–1.8 × 1.0 mm, rounded-obtuse, with broad whitish margins. Stamens 6, rarely 3 or 4; anthers (0.4–) 0.6–0.8 mm long; filaments 0.4–0.7 mm long; style 0.2–0.5 mm long; stigmas 0.3–0.8 mm long, pale yellow. Capsule ellipsoid to ovoid, subobtuse, shortly mucronate, dark golden brown to red-brown near apex, 1.5–2.0 mm long, distinctly longer than perianth. Seeds broadly ovoid, 0.4–0.6 mm long, 0.2–0.3 mm wide, pale castaneous, faintly reticulate; appendages absent.