Juncus castaneus

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Juncus castaneus


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus
Species: Juncus castaneus
Subspecies: J. c. subsp. leucochlamys – J. c. subsp. triceps


Juncus castaneus Sm., 1800


  • Juncus castaneus subsp. castaneus
  • Juncus castaneus var. castaneus
  • Juncus castaneus var. czetzii (Schur) Nyman
  • Juncus castaneus var. pallidus Buchenau
  • Juncus castaneus f. pallidus (Buchenau) B.Boivin
  • Juncus castaneus var. pallidus B. Boivin
  • Juncus czetzii Schur


It has a circumboreal or circumpolar distribution, occurring throughout the northern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. It occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America. In North America it occurs from Alaska to Greenland, its distribution spanning Canada and extending south through the Rocky Mountains in the contiguous United States. It is widespread and common in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.


  • Flora Britannica. Londini 1: 383 (1800)
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: chestnut rush
suomi: Ruskovihvilä
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