African Plant Database

Pycreus cooperi C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Consp. Fl. Afr. 5: 535 (1894)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus neocooperi Reynders (2014)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial tufted herb with short thick rhizome; culms several, densely packed, flexible, 16-50 cm tall, bases enclosed in long persistent dark brown to black sheaths, with few leaves in lower part, the sheaths not breaking up into fibres; leaves longer than culms; inflorescence a simple contracted anthela, 1-2-3,75 cm Ø; bracts 2-3, the lower longer than anthela; rays short, or hardly visible with dense head-like clusters of dense blackish linear spikelets 6-12 x c. 2 mm; glumes dense, lanceolate-ovate, blackish red with yellowish keels which form pale narrow streaks; nutlet elongated elliptic, brown marked with dots.
Ecology : Edge of brooklet; swampy places; 1700-2000 m alt.
  According to Reynders (l.c.) Pycreus cooperi could possibly be considered as conspecific with P. aethiops
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Helophyte, Cyperoid- Ht 0.25 - 0.35 m. Alt: ? - 2010 m. Distribution: LES, EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
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Record n°36207
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