African Plant Database

Pycreus dwarkensis (Sahni & H.B. Naithani) S.S. Hooper
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus dwarkensis Sahni & H.B. Naithani
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus dwarkensis Sahni & H.B. Naithani
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted annual herb; culms 1-8(-20) cm long, to c. 0,5 mm Ø, angular to ± terete, glabrous; leaves 3-4 per culm; sheaths reddish-brown, long, conspicuous; blades usually on the 2 upper sheaths, 2-5 cm long, to 0,5 mm wide, glabrous, strongly inrolled; inflorescence a dense head of 2-15 crowded spikelets and 1-2 erect, spreading leaf-like bracts to c. 8 cm long; spikelets linear-lanceolate, 5-12x2,5-3 mm, strongly compressed, variegated grey and reddish-brown, 15-25-flowered. – “The neat, silvery, many-flowered, somewhat julaceous spikelets give this small species a distinctive look” (Kew Bull. 40: 468, 1985).
Ecology : Edge of stagnant pool; 200-300 m alt.
  In coastal areas from Oman; Pakistan, NW India.
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