African Plant Database

Pycreus permutatus (Boeckeler) Napper
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus permutatus Boeckeler
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus permutatus Boeckeler
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pycreus oakfortensis C.B. Clarke (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with massive base of one or more slightly swollen culm-bases; culms tufted 23,5-70 cm long, 1-1,7 mm Ø, trigonous to somewhat rounded, smooth; base surrounded by stiff sheaths and tough usually blackened fibres through which the roots penetrate; leaf sheath light brown to brown-black, 1-6,5 cm long; blade linear, flat or folded, stiff, 9-40 cm x 1,6-3 mm, acute to acuminate, apex glabrous to minutely scabrid; inflorescence capitate or simple, when simple primary branches 0,4-0,5 cm long; spikelets in digitate clusters or on an elongated axis, sessile and at end of primary branches; spikelets 5-15 per cluster, when in a head 20 to many, ± lanceolate, 9-17,5x2-3 mm.
Ecology : Swamps; seasonally wet grassland; 950-1900 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Helophyte, Cyperoid- Ht 0.12 - 0.63 m. Alt: 5 - 1370 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
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Record n°36245
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