African Plant Database

Pycreus africanus (S.S. Hooper) Reynders
Protologue : Blumea 55: 227 (2010)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Pycreus divulsus subsp. africanus S.S. Hooper
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pycreus divulsus subsp. africanus S.S. Hooper
 Cyperus africanus (S.S. Hooper) Reynders (2014)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual tufted herb; culms 5-30 cm long, 0,5-2 mm Ø, obtusely 3-angled, glabrous; leaf blades 3-15 cm long 0,5-2 mm wide, flat, margin and midrib scabrid at least near tip; inflorescence a spike of 2-5 sessile spikelets, each subtended by a leafy involucral bract (the largest 4-15 cm long); spikelets broad, fat, 0,6-1,5 cm x 3-4 mm, somewhat compressed, distant or rather crowded; glumes 2,5-4 mm long, yellow-brown to brown, margin narrow, pallid, and with 3-5 green dorsal nerves.
Ecology : Marsh; open (seasonally wet) grassland; 1350-1680 m alt.
  Unique in its few large spikelets, each sessile in the axil of a bract and arranged in a spike.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°224659 created 2011-07-19 - modified 2011-07-19
Feedback about this record