African Plant Database

Pycreus cuanzensis (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Consp. Fl. Afr. [T.A. Durand & H. Schinz] 5: 536 (1894)
Information on the genus : Pycreus
Basionym : Cyperus cuanzensis Ridl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cyperus cuanzensis Ridl. (1884)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pycreus smithianus (Ridl.) C.B. Clarke
=Cyperus smithianus Ridl. (1884)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with short rhizome; culms 37-60 cm tall, decumbent at base but not bulbous; leaves nearly as long as culms, linear, flaccid, 3-4 mm wide; sheaths membraneous, lax, brown, entire; inflorescence a simple anthela with 1-2 rays, these ± sessile to 2 cm long; spikelets ± condensed into a head 3,3 cm high, linear-oblong, 8-15x2-4 mm, flattened, many-flowered; glumes lanceolate, whitish, with greenish keel.
Ecology : Marshy meadows by river; 1050 m alt.
  ? Known only from the type (Welwitsch 6899) collected in 1857.
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