African Plant Database

Pycreus pauper (A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus pauper A. Rich.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus pauper A. Rich.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb to c. 25 cm tall; culms trigonous, smooth; leaves few, ± as long as culms, filiform, sheaths purplish-brown; inflorescence of 1-2 (less commonly -5) spikelets; the 2 bracts always exceeding the spikelet in length; spikelets usually < 4 mm wide; glumes straw-brown with a green or golden tinge and dark tip; nutlet compressed, with very long concave surface cells in groups bordered by raised short horizontal ridges, producing a muriculate-excavate surface (Hooper 1985: l.c.). See P. melanacme (p. ) for comparison.
Ecology : Swamps; roadside ditches; seasonally moist depressions; bare wet soil; along streams; shallow soils over rocks; swampy grassland; up to c. 2400 m alt.
  Distribution disjunct: N Ethiopia – S Tanzania; An extension to NW Zambia (Mwinilunga) possible; ? Nigeria, C. Afric. Rep., Cameroon, Angola.
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Record n°36252
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