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Pycreus gracillimus Chiov.
Protologue : Ann. Bot. (Rome) 13: 58 (1914)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus gracillimus (Chiov.) Kük.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial densely tufted herb without stolons; culms filiform, c. 20 cm tall, 0,5 mm Ø, deeply furrowed, smooth; leaves numerous, filiform, shorter than culm, 0,7 mm wide; inflorescence a simple anthela forming a distichous dense spike of 4-5 solitary spikelets; these ovate, reddish-brown, shining, 5-10x3-4 mm; bracts to 4 cm long; glumes ovate, obtuse, 3-5 mm long, chestnut-reddish-blackish, 3-5 mm long with green keel
Ecology : Swampy plain in wet situation.
  Said to be related to P. nigricans, P. macranthus Chiovenda (Ann. Bot. Roma 13: 58, 1914). Seems to be related to P. fibrillosus. “A poorly known afro-alpine species” (Reynders & al, l.c.).
  Type (Bovone 75, collected in 1910) not seen by Kükenthal (Engler, Pflanzenreich IV 20/101: 393, 1936).
 
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