African Plant Database

Pycreus acuticarinatus (Kük.) Cherm.
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus acuticarinatus Kük.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus macranthus f. acuticarinatus (Kük.) Kük.
 Cyperus acuticarinatus Kük. (1913)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Pycreus angulatus auct. sensu F.W.T.A., non Nees
=Cyperus crustaceus Raymond (1963)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb without stem or nearly so and hidden beneath the inflorescence, which consists of crowded spikelets situated among leaves just above a mass of fibrous roots; leaves and leafy bracts arising from among and below the spikelets and from exceeding to very much exceeding them in length, subfiliform; spikelets sessile or subsessile, compressed, ovate, 3-6x2-3,5 mm, 6-14-flowered.
Ecology : Swampy grassland in savanna region; humid rice-fields.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 362
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:54 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 114
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