African Plant Database

Pycreus diloloensis Kük. ex Cherm.
Protologue : Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines xxiv: 296 (1934) 
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus diloloensis (Kük. ex Cherm.) Kük. (1936)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pycreus fibrillosus Cherm. non (Kük.) Cherm.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with short rhizome; culms 45 cm tall, trigonous, smooth, at base covered with old, oblong-bulbous, dark brown leaf sheaths becoming fibrous with age; blades much shorter than culms, very narrow, channelled, rigid; bracts 3, suberect-patent, channelled, the lower longer than anthela; this almost spiciform, with 5-6 spikelets; lower spikelets solitary, somewhat scattered; spikelets oblong, 10-16x3 mm, flattened, suberect, 14-18-flowered; glumes oblong-elliptic, 4 mm long, subacute, blackish brown, shining.
Ecology : Seasonally inundated plain.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 114
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