African Plant Database

Pycreus mortonii S.S. Hooper
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus mortonii (S.S. Hooper) Lye
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pycreus lanceolatus subsp. ugandensis Lye
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (or sometimes perennial) herb with slender rhizome; culms erect, solitary or tufted, 20-70 cm tall, 0,5-1,5 mm Ø, triquetrous, glabrous; leaves 1-2 per culm; sheath brown-red, the basal bladeless; blade to 40 cm long, 1-2 mm wide; inflorescence a simple umbel with c. 6 rays, the longest c. 5 cm; spikes 1-2 cm long, with spikelets forming a group 1,5-3 cm across; spikelets golden, tinged brown, 1-1,8 cm long, 3-4 mm broad.
Ecology : Damp savanna; ferruginous soils; grassy and very humid ricefield.
  Similar to P. unioloides but: annual, altogether smaller, without spinulose-scabrid leaf and bract-tips.
  Cameroon ?

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 126
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