African Plant Database

Pycreus sumbawangensis Hoenselaar
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa 297 (2010)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cyperus sumbawangensis (Hoenselaar) Lye
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus sumbawangensis (Hoenselaar) Lye (2011)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial densely tufted herb; culms 10-34 cm long, 0,4-1 mm Ø, rounded to somewhat trigonous, smooth, bases surrounded by many thick black fibres from old leaf sheaths; sheath brownish-black, sometimes somewhat green, 2-7 cm long; blade linear, folded or canaliculate, 6-11 cm x 0,5-1,5 mm, acute to acuminate, tips often burned and black, glabrous; inflorescence loosely capitate with spikelets in a loose digitate cluster; spikelets ovoid, 3-11 per head, 0,6-1,3 cm x 2,5-5 mm; glumes red-brown to black.
Ecology : Grassland, seasonally flooded; 1500-2500 m alt.
  Near P. fibrillosus, and has some resemblance with P. permutatus.
  ? S. Africa.
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Record n°223103 created 2010-11-26
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