African Plant Database

Pycreus afrozonatus Lye
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cyperus zonatus Kük. (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb; culms several, tufted, setaceous, 2-4 cm tall, flattened-three-angled, deeply grooved, with few leaves at base; leaves shorter than culms, very narrow, folded, sheaths brown; inflorescence a simple anthela with 1-3 rays to 1 cm long, each with 3-7 spikelets at apex; spikelets rather densely spicate, linear, 4-10x c. 1 mm, 12-20-flowered; glumes ± densely imbricate, ovate-subobtuse, c. 1 mm long, dirty white, with 3 green dorsal nerves; nutlet oblong-elliptic, brown, c. 0,5 mm long, transversely banded.
Ecology : Ecology not recorded; ? humid places.
  Known from only 2 gatherings (Schlechter 12577, Chevalier 27783).
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