African Plant Database

Pycreus poikilostachys Nelmes
Protologue : Kew Bull. 6: 319-321 (1951) [1952]; Kew Bull. 1951, 320 (1952)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus poikilostachys (Nelmes) Reynders (2014)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb; culms erect, obscurely or obtusely trigonous, slender, smooth, 10-20 cm tall, with few leaves at base; leaves much shorter than culm or ± of equal length, filiform, ± erect; sheaths tawny; inflorescence a simple anthela, contracted, with 1-10 spikelets; these oblong-lanceolate, acute, 7-15x2-3 mm, 10-18-flowered; glumes dark brown (var. poikilostachys) or pale reddish-brown (var. heterochrous); nutlet oblong-orbicular or oblong-obovate, c. 1,5x1 mm.
Ecology : Shallow moist soil overlying “laterite”.
  Perhaps close to P. rubidomontanus.
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