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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Rostkovia

Rostkovia is a genus of plant in family Juncaceae described as a genus in 1809.[1]

The genus is native to Ecuador, southern South America, New Zealand, and various antarctic and subantarctic islands.[2][3][4]

  1. Rostkovia magellanica (Lam.) Hook.f. - South Island of New Zealand, Antipodes Islands, Ecuador,[5] southern Chile, southern Argentina, Falkland Islands, South Georgia Islands
  2. Rostkovia tristanensis Christoph. - Tristan da Cunha
formerly included

moved to other genera: Marsippospermum Patosia

  1. Rostkovia brevifolia Phil. - Patosia clandestina (Phil.) Buchenau
  2. Rostkovia clandestina Phil. - Patosia clandestina (Phil.) Buchenau
  3. Rostkovia gracilis Hook.f. 1844. - Marsippospermum gracile (Hook.f.) Buchenau
  4. Rostkovia gracilis Phil. 1858 - Marsippospermum philippii (Buchenau) Hauman
  5. Rostkovia grandiflora (L.f.) Hook.f. - Marsippospermum grandiflorum (L.f.) Hook.
  6. Rostkovia novae-zelandiae Buchanan - Marsippospermum gracile (Hook.f.) Buchenau
  7. Rostkovia reichei (Buchenau) Hosseus - Marsippospermum reichei Buchenau


  1. ^ Desvaux, Nicaise Augustin. 1809. Journal de Botanique, rédigé par une société de botanistes 1: 324-327 description in Latin, commentary in French; line drawing as illustration
  2. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Kirschner, J. & al. (2002). Juncaceae. Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 6-8: 1-237, 1-336,1-192. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.
  4. ^ Balslev, H. 1996. Juncaceae. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 68: 1–168
  5. ^ Jørgensen, P. M. & C. Ulloa Ulloa. 1994. Seed plants of the high Andes of Ecuador–A checklist. AAU Reports 34: 1–443