African Plant Database

Pycreus altus (Turrill) Lye
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Juncellus altus Turrill
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Juncellus altus Turrill (1914)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus praealtus Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with shortened rhizome; culms to 90 cm tall, ± terete below, slightly 3-angled above, glabrous; leaves setaceous, 40-50 cm long, 1 mm wide, glabrous, smoot; sheaths membranous, glabrous; inflorescence a simple anthela with 3-5 rays to 8 cm long or sometimes with sessile spikes; spikes with 4-9 spikelets, clustered, oblong-lanceolate, 0,5-1,2 cm x 3 mm, many-flowered; glumes oblong-ovate, ± obtuse, 3x1,7 mm, chestnut coloured, glabrous; nutlet glabrous, 1,5-x1 mm.
Ecology : Ecology not recorded, growing on River Tiengo (S Angola).
  Very similar to Pycreus mundii Nees but: habit more erect; leaves fewer, narrower; spikelet structure (the wide side of nutlet facing the spikelet axis, a Juncellus character); nutlet larger.
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Record n°36279
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