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Range DescriptionJuncus acutus is a sub-cosmopolitan species with a worldwide distribution covering western and southern Europe, western Asia, northern Africa, Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores and Cape Verde. In Northern Africa it is present in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt. Also recorded from the southern part of South Africa (Free State, Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape), Namibia, and Lesotho.Although this species was known from one old herbarium specimen on Ascension Island, it was almost certainly mis-labelled and is therefore erroneous. It does not occur on St Helena or Tristan (P. Lambdon pers. comm. 2014).