African Plant Database

Pycreus micropelophilus (Lye) J.-P. Lebrun & Stork
Protologue : Candollea 74(2): 149 (2019) 
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus micropelophilus Lye
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus micropelophilus Lye (1996)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted annual herb; culms few to numerous, 5-20 cm long, c. 1 mm Ø, trigonous, glabrous, with 2-3 leaves in lower half; sheaths grey to purple; blade 5-15 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, scabrid at least on margin; inflorescence lax, 2-5 cm wide, with 1 central sessile spikelet-cluster and 2-8 stalked spikelet-clusters; largest penduncle 2-5 cm long; spikelets linear, 0,2-1 cm x 1-2 mm, reddish-brown with 10-25 closely overlapping glumes.
Ecology : Damp spots where water trickles over rock (inselberg) after rain; 200-350 m alt.
  Somewhat intermediate between P. pelophilus and P. hildebrandtii but nutlet obovate to squarish, flattened, 0,6-0,5 mm (not 1x0,8 mm for P. pelophilus, 0,9-0,4 mm for P. hildebrandtii), and glumes reddish-brown. Only known from the type collected in 1983
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Record n°234847 created 2016-03-29 - modified 2016-03-29
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