African Plant Database

Pycreus muricatus (Kük.) Napper
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus muricatus Kük.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus muricatus Kük. (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, often tussocky herb with stolons 1-5 cm long, 1-2 mm Ø covered by dark brown scales; culms 25-82 cm long, c. 1-2 mm Ø, trigonous to rounded, smooth; leaf sheath reddish-brown, 3-7 cm long; blade linear, plicate to sometimes crescentic, often folded, 15-42 cm x 2-3 mm, acuminate to acute, apex ± scabrid; inflorescence simple, open, with primary branches 1-5, 1,5-5 cm long, with a red-dark purple tubular prophyll at base; spikelets in loose digitate clusters, sessile and at end of primary branches; spikelets 3-10 per cluster, ± ellipsoid, 8,5-18,5 mm (to 22 mm in fruit) x c. 3,5 mm; glumes brown; nutlet strongly muricate-zonate.
Ecology : Boggy grassland; lake shores; stream-sides; 450-1850 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Helophyte, Cyperoid- Ht up to 0.45 m. Alt: 650 - 1800 m. Distribution: LP, MP, SWZ
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°36217
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