African Plant Database

Pycreus sanguineosquamatus Van der Veken
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 25: 145 (1955)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual tufted herb; culms erect, obtusely trigonous, grooved-striate (when dried); 3-15 cm tall, smooth, glabrous; leaves basal, much shorter than culms; sheath tubular, red, striate, entire; blade filiform, 1-6,5 cm x 1 mm, erect or suberect; inflorescence a simple anthela, contracted, with 2-6 spikelets; these sessile, digitate, obliquely spreading or curved, flattened, oblong-lanceolate, 8-25 x c. 4 mm, 6-28-flowered, margins serrate; stamens 2; style red, deeply bifid; nutlet obovate, 1,3-1,5 mm long, densely and minutely dotted.
Ecology : Ecology not recorded
  Known only from the type (Bredo 2750) collected in 1939.
  • Phytotaxa 166(1): 43 (2014).
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