African Plant Database

Pycreus malangensis Meneses
Protologue : Garcia de Orta, iv. 242 (1956).
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual tufted herb; culms slender, 5-15 cm tall, trigonous, striate; leaves ± as long as culms, flat, 2 mm wide, margins scabrid; inflorescence a simple anthela with 3-4 rays (very short to 2,5 cm long); spikes lax, each with 3-5 spikelets; these spreading, oblong-lanceolate, 1-2 cm x 4 mm, flattened, 18-38-flowered; glumes imbricate, ovate, 2,5 mm long with green keel; stamens and stigmas 2; nutlet ovate, 1 mm long, surface transversely undulate.
Ecology : Humid meadow near river.
  Known only from the type collected in 1937 (Exell & Mendonça 480).
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