African Plant Database

Pycreus macranthus (Boeckeler) C.B. Clarke
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pycreus macranthus (Boeckeler) C.B. Clarke var. macranthus
 Cyperus macranthus Boeckeler (1867)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus lanceus var. macrostachya Kunth
Taxon infra-specific
Pycreus macranthus (Boeckeler) C.B. Clarke var. macranthus
Pycreus macranthus var. angustifolius (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke ex Rendle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial stoloniferous herb growing in small tussocks; culms 5-39-60 cm long, 0,5-1 mm Ø, slender, trigonous to ± rounded, smooth; leaf sheath brown, 2-6 cm long, often splitting into thin fibres; blade linear, folded, glabrous, 6-21 cm x 1-2 mm, acute,
Ecology : Swamps; seasonally damp grassland; depressions on poor soil; rice-fields; marshy places; 840-2150 m alt.
  Sometimes confused with P. nigricans and P. muricatus.
  Botswana, S. Africa.
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°175580
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