Genus: Prionium E. Mey.

Family: Thurniaceae
Alternate family(ies): Juncaceae, Prioniaceae
Genus number: 9842
Last updated: 03-Apr-2006
Accession Count: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: molecular evidence suggests may be ancestral to both Cyperaceae and Juncaceae

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Munro, S. L. & H. P. Linder. 1998. The phylogenetic position of Prionium (Juncaceae) within the order Juncales based on morphological and rbcL sequence data. Syst. Bot. 23:43-55. Note: place in monogeneric Prioniaceae
  2. Plunkett, G. M. et al. 1995. Phylogenetic relationships between Juncaceae and Cyperaceae: insights from rbcL sequence data. Amer. J. Bot. 82:520-525. Note: molecular evidence places as ancestral to both Cyperaceae and Juncaceae

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 12 August 2020.