African Plant Database

Pycreus micromelas Lye
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 1(5): 617 (1981)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus micromelas (Lye) Lye
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with 1-2 culms 2-5 cm long, 0,1-0,2 mm Ø, trigonous, glabrous; leaves 0,5-2 cm long, very slender; inflorescence a cluster of 2-12 sessile spikelets (very rarely with an additional stalked cluster of 2-4 spikelets); spikelets linear, 2-9x0,5 mm (to 1 mm with glumes spreading), reddish-brown, 10-25-flowered.
Ecology : Bare soil over rocks.
  Most similar to P. melas but differs from that by its smaller spikelets (2-9x0,5-1 mm, not 5-15x1-1,7mm), smaller glumes (0,7-0,9 mm long, not 1-1,2 mm), and triangular nutlet (not obovate, ± flattened).
  Known only from the type collected in 1961.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Nord. J. Bot. 1: 617 (1981).
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Record n°36241 modified 2008-11-27
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