African Plant Database

Pycreus laxespicatus (Kük.) Hoenselaar
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus laxespicatus Kük.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus laxespicatus Kük. (1921)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stoloniferous perennial herb; culms densely tufted, 57 cm long, 2,5 mm Ø, trigonous to rounded, smooth; leaf sheath brown to brownish-black, 6 cm long; blade linear, caniculate, ± tough and succulent, 24-25 cm x 4-5 mm, acute, apex ± scabrid; inflorescence compound with primary branches 6-8, 4-9,5 cm long; spikelets on elongated axis on secondary branches; spikelets 9-16 per cluster, linear-ellipsoid, 6,8-10 x c. 1,5 mm.
Ecology : Boggy grassland at edge of small peaty stream; loamy places in humid meadow near stream; 450-1450 m alt.
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Cyperaceae : 303 (2010).
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    Record n°223107 created 2010-11-26
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