African Plant Database

Pycreus intactus (Vahl) J. Raynal
Protologue : Adansonia, sér. 2 17(1): 46 (1977)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus intactus Vahl
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus intactus Vahl
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pycreus ferrugineus (Poir.) C.B. Clarke
=Cyperus polystachyos var. ferrugineus (Poir.) Boeckeler non Vahl
=Cyperus ferrugineus Poir. (1806) non Forssk.
=Pycreus ferrugineus var. baroni (C.B. Clarke) Cherm.
=Cyperus ferrugineus var. baroni (C.B. Clarke) Kük.
=Cyperus polystachyos var. baroni C.B. Clarke
=Cyperus elongatus Steud.
=Cyperus foliosus Willd. ex Kunth
=Cyperus micans Kunth
=Cyperus polystachyos var. micans (Kunth) C.B. Clarke
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial (sometimes annual) leafy, tufted herb with thin rhizomes; culms erect, 15-60 cm tall, 1-3 mm Ø, trigonous, glabrous; leaves in lower part of culm; sheath reddish; blade 10-40 cm long, 1-5 mm wide; inflorescence a branched anthela with unequal rays, with 2-5 spikelets at end of each ray; spikelets lanceolate (not linear at base), 4-15x c. 1-2 mm; glumes laxly placed, often greenish-red, 1,5-2,8 mm long; style branches 2. – “The general facies is of species of Cyperus rather than Pycreus” (Gordon-Gray, l.c.).
Ecology : Rice-fields, humid depressions in littoral dunes; “weed”.
  Seems to be confused with P. polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Helophyte, Cyperoid, Mesophyte- Ht 0.3 - 0.65 m. Alt: 60 - 1370 m. Distribution: LES, EC, KN, MP, SWZ
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°36212
Feedback about this record