African Plant Database

Pycreus atronervatus (Boeckeler) C.B. Clarke
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus atronervatus Boeckeler
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus atronervatus Boeckeler (1874)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial or rarely annual (subsp. angustifolius) herb with filiform or robust stolons rooting at nodes, often with the stems floating at water surface, roots anchored in mud; culms 5-50 cm long, 0,5-3 mm Ø, 3-angled; leaf blades to 30 cm long, 0,5 cm wide, flat; inflorescence a dense cluster of spikelets 1-2,5 cm Ø, rarely consisting of 1-4 spikelets; these ± linear, 0,5-1,6 cm x 2-5 mm, flattened, grey-black; glumes 2-6 mm long, green or pallid with many prominent black lines.
Ecology : Two subspecies are described by Lye under Cyperus atronervatus: - subsp. atronervatus; - subsp. angustifolius Lye, from S of Addis Ababa (Entoto area) in flooded water meadows, 2500 m alt.
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Record n°36280
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