African Plant Database

Pycreus fibrillosus (Kük.) Cherm.
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus fibrillosus Kük.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus fibrillosus Kük.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pycreus scaettae var. katangensis Cherm.
=Pycreus katangensis Cherm.
=Cyperus fibrillosus var. scaettae (Cherm.) Kük.
=Pycreus scaettae Cherm. (1934)
=Cyperus scaettae (Cherm.) Reynders (2014)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, densely tufted herb; base of culms surrounded by many thick black fibres from old leaf sheaths to 16 cm high; culms 6-11 cm long, 0,6-0,7 mm Ø, rounded to somewhat trigonous, smooth; leaf sheath brownish-black or somewhat green, 3 cm long; blade folded or canaliculate, glabrous, linear, 7,5 cm x 1,1 mm, acute; inflorescence loosely capitate; spikelets in a loose digitate cluster; spikelets 4-7 per head, ovoid, 6,3-8,5x2-2,5 mm; rachilla flexuous, hardly visible between the glumes; “lower glumes mostly have 1-2 additional nerves on their wings” (Phytotaxa, l.c.).
Ecology : Rocky secondary hillside miombo; dry forest on burnt soil; 1600 m alt.
  Species limitation uncertain. “The current circumscription of P. fibrillosus is incorrect and in fact corresponds to P. scaettae…(Reynders & al. in Scripta Bot. Belg. 46: 444, 2010).
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