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Juncus torreyi oct 11 2019

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus
Species: Juncus torreyi

Juncus torreyi Coville, 1895

Juncus nodosus var. megacephalus Torr., Fl. New York 2: 326 (1843)
Juncus megacephalus (Torr.) Alph.Wood, Class-book Bot.: 724 (1861), nom. illeg.
Juncus torreyi var. prolifer Lunell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 4: 239 (1915)
Juncus torreyi f. brevipes Farw., Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. 1: 92 (1923)
Juncus torreyi var. globularis Farw., Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. 1: 92 (1923)
Juncus torreyi f. longipes Farw., Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. 1: 91 (1923)
Juncus torreyi var. paniculatus Farw., Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. 1: 92 (1923)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
'Regional: USA

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Coville, F.V., 1895. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. New York 22: 303

Additional references

Kirschner, J. & al. (2002). Juncaceae Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 6-8: 1-237, 1-336,1-192. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Juncus torreyi in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Mar 09. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Juncus torreyi. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Mar 09. Reference page. 2022. Juncus torreyi. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 09 Mar 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022 Mar 09. Juncus torreyi. Published online. Accessed: {{{3}}} 2022 Mar 09.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Mar 09 in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2022.

Vernacular names
English: Torrey's rush
français: Jonc de Torrey

Juncus torreyi is a species of rush known by the common name Torrey's rush. It is native to North America, where it is widespread. It can be found in many habitats across the southern half of Canada, coast to coast in the United States, and throughout northern Mexico. This is a perennial herb growing from rhizomes with associated tiny tubers. The smooth stems vary in maximum height from 30 centimeters to around a meter. The leaves are green to pink or red and up to 30 centimeters long. The inflorescences have many dense, rounded clusters of up to 100 flowers each. The flower has narrow, pointed greenish, tan, or reddish tepals and six stamens. The fruit is a pointed brown capsule.

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