African Plant Database

Pycreus testui Cherm.
Protologue : Arch. Bot. Mém. No. 7, 13 (1931)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus laxespicatus var. testui (Cherm.) Kük.
 Cyperus testui (Cherm.) Reynders (2019)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Pycreus globosus var. nilagiricus auct. sensu F.W.T.A., non C.B.Clarke
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with short woody rhizome; culms 40-60-90 cm long, 1-2 mm Ø, smooth, trigonous, glabrous, base bulbous; leaves few, shorter than culms or equal, 1,5-3 mm wide, rigid, folded, apex lightly scabrous; inflorescence a simple or compound anthela with 2-8 rays strongly unequal, to 1-8 cm long; spike of 6-15 spikelets; these spreading, strongly compressed, 0,8-1,5 cm x 2 mm, 12-24-flowered.
Ecology : Wet savanna; swamp, and swamp recently burned.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 364
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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