African Plant Database

Pycreus hildebrandtii (K. Schum.) C.B. Clarke
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus hildebrandtii K. Schum.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus hildebrandtii K. Schum. (1895)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus minutulus K. Schum. (1897) non Vahl
=Cyperus pseudo-hildebrandtii Kük.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb; culms tufted, 4,2-20 cm long, 0,5-1,3 mm Ø, trigonous, smooth; leaf sheath membranous, reddish-brown to sometimes purplish-brown, 1-2,2 cm long; blade linear, flat, glabrous, 5-19 cm x 1,3-2 mm, acuminate; inflorescence simple with primary branches 4-8, 0,5-4 cm long; spikelets loosely arranged in digitate clusters, sometimes on an elongated axis, situated at end of primary branches, often at least one cluster sessile; spikelets 7-32 per cluster, linear, 0,4-1,2 cm x 0,7-1,7 mm.
Ecology : Swamps; riverbeds; seasonal pools; humid cultivations; along salty creeks; sandy soils; 0-800 m alt.
  Resembling P. pumilus var. patens, P. polystachyos.
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Record n°36286
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