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(rush; family Juncaceae)

A genus of tufted, usually perennial herbs that have entire leaves and open leaf sheaths. The inflorescence is small, with bisexual, usually brown flowers producing capsules and many seeds. There are about 225 species. Distribution is cosmopolitan, but the plants are mainly restricted to cold and wet places and are therefore rare in the tropics.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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