African Plant Database

Pycreus pubescens Turrill
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 339 (1914)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus gossweileri Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with short rhizome; culms erect, to 85 cm tall, triangular, grooved, pubescent, covered at base by fibrous sheaths; leaves linear, to 30 cm long, 3 mm wide, pubescent on both sides; inflorescence a simple anthela, lax, with 4-5 rays to 10,5 cm long, of 2-8 spikes, hemispherical to ovate in outline, to 3,5 cm Ø, with few and lax spikelets; these lanceolate, acute, 1-2 cm x 3,5-5 mm, flattened, many-flowered.
Ecology : Sides of brooks.
  A Pycreus with “remarkable characters … Similar hairy leaves and stems are very uncommon in those Cyperaceae which have distichous glumes. The nuts are remarkably persistent on the rhachis, and the style too is subpersistent, though it finally breaks off,
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