Rostkovia tristanensis

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Rostkovia tristanensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Rostkovia
Species: R. tristanensis
Binomial name
Rostkovia tristanensis

Rostkovia tristanensis is a species of flowering plant in the family Juncaceae, the rushes. It is endemic to Tristan da Cunha, where it occurs only on the main island and Gough Island. It grows in heath habitat with Empetrum. It is not uncommon on Gough Island, but it is rarely seen in flower.[1]


  1. ^ Jakubowsky, G. (University of Vienna, Institute of Botany). 2003. Rostkovia tristanensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 23 August 2013.