African Plant Database

Pycreus rubidomontanus Browning
Protologue : Phytotaxa 83 (2019) 
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus rubidomontanus (Browning) Larridon (2019)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial densely tussocky herb, with thin rhizomes and stolons c. 0,5-1 mm Ø; culms many per tussock, 8-25 cm tall; leaf blade filiform, 8,5-16 cm x 0,3-1 mm; inflorescence pseudolateral with a single sessile cluster of 3-16 spikelets, rarely only one spikelet; bract 1 (or with an additional much smaller bract), erect, to 13 cm long; spikelets lanceolate, 3-16x2-2,5 mm; glumes not closely imbricate, dark reddish-brown to ± black, with dark green midrib; nutlet compressed, red-brown, c. 1 mm long, with papillae in longitudinal rows.
Ecology : Grassland in temporarily humid depressions; between rocks, between bare stones and tall herbs; edges of streams; in crevices of soft rock in a regularly flooded stream bed; forming mats; 1000-2700 m alt.
  Has been confused with P. atrorubidus (annual); also similar to P. reductus Cherm. from Madagascar; probably most related to P. poikilostachys Nelmes (annual !).
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Record n°240130 created 2020-01-07 - modified 2020-01-07
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