African Plant Database

Pycreus zonatus Cherm.
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 67: 328 (1920) 
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus zonatissimus (Cherm.) Kük.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pycreus zonatissimus Cherm. (1927)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb; culms tufted, 10-30 cm long, 0,6-1 mm Ø, trigonous to rounded, smooth; leaf sheath brown, 1,7-4,5 cm long, often with a purplish base; blade linear, folded, 4,7-16,5 cm x 0,8-1 mm, acute, glabrous; inflorescence loosely capitate; spikelets ± sessile, 2-11 per head, ovoid, 1-1,5 cm x 2,8-3,8 mm.
Ecology : Seasonally moist depression; wet grassland; ditches at roadsides; 1000-2300 m alt.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bull. Soc. Bot. France 74: 605 (1928). 
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