African Plant Database

Pycreus atribulbus (Kük.) Napper
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus atribulbus Kük.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus atribulbus Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with sometimes a short rhizome; culms tufted with thick, somewhat bulbous bases surrounded by fibrous remains of old sheaths; culms 30-80 cm long, 1-2,3 mm Ø, trigonous, smooth; leaves many, crowded near culm-base; sheath pale green to brown, 2-6 cm long; blade linear, plicate, 12-40 cm x 2-4 mm, acuminate, apex scabrid; inflorescence simple to compound with primary branches 3-9, 1-10 cm long; spikelets in loose clusters on elongated axis at end of primary or secondary branches; spikelets to 30 per cluster, linear, 0,8-2,5 cm x 0,8-1,5 mm; glumes golden yellow, elliptic, c. 2x1 mm.
Ecology : Seasonally wet grasslands and pans; river sides; ditches; 0-1050 m alt.
  Close to P. intactus (Vahl) J. Raynal (S. Africa, Madagascar, etc.). Similar to P. polystachyos var. laxiflorus, in which remains of old leaf sheaths surrounding culm base are missing (fide Gordon-Gray, o.c.).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Helophyte, Cyperoid, Mesophyte- Ht 0.25 - 0.4 m. Alt: ? - 6 m. Distribution: KN
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Record n°36203
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