African Plant Database

Pycreus cataractarum C.B. Clarke
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus cataractarum (C.B. Clarke) Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, tufted herb with stout blackish rhizome; culms 5-40 cm long, 0,2-2 mm Ø, trigonous, glabrous; leaves numerous at base with lower sheaths pale brown-red, the higher green; blades 5-20 cm long, 0,5-2 mm wide, margin scabrid; inflorescence whitish, a cluster of spikes, each spike with a few spikelets usually arranged singly along a rhachis which may be shorter than the individual spikelets, in this case the inflorescence appears unbranched; the clusters are 2-4-5 cm Ø; spikelets ovate, 1-1,5 cm x 2-3 mm, brown.
Ecology : Swampy grassland; rocky places in riverbed; riverbanks; submerged during high water periods; 0-550 m alt.
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Record n°36281
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