African Plant Database

Pycreus smithianus (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus smithianus Ridl.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Pycreus cuanzensis (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus smithianus Ridl. (1884)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus cuanzensis Ridl. (1884)
=Pycreus cuanzensis (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke (1894)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Culms triquetrous c. 23 cm long, base bulbous; leaves numerous, stiff, linear, c. 18 cm long, acuminate; sheath membranous, striate; involucral bracts 4, spreading, 10 cm long; inflorescence a loose head of crowded linear spikelets, these white, 1 cm long; glumes c. 2 mm long, rather broad, 3-ribbed; style 3-fid; nutlet small, ± trigonous (not quite ripe).
Ecology : Ammophilus plant.
  Said to be near Cyperus proteinolepis [sin. auct.; Cyp. proteinolepis Steud. 1854 (= Cyp. jeminicus) = Cyp. conglomeratus; Cyp. proteinolepis Boeckeler 1879 = Cyp. rotundus]; probably meant C. conglomeratus (inflorescence a congested head).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:55 (2012)
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Record n°36265 modified 2007-04-03
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