459.010 Pycreus P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Culms triangular. Inflorescence an open anthela or congested into a dense head. Spikelets with many, (>5) florets. Glumes distichous. Perianth 0. Stamens 2-3. Stigmas 2. Fruit a nutlet, laterally flattened.

Worldwide: c. 70 species, widespread in warm regions.

Zimbabwe: 21 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiops (Welw. ex Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeN,C,E
chrysanthus (Boeckeler) C.B. ClarkeN,W,C
elegantulus (Steud.) C.B. Clarke var. elegantulus E
elegantulus (Steud.) C.B. Clarke var. submelanostachys Kük.E
flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. ex Rchb. var. flavescens N,W,C,E
flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. ex Rchb. var. rehmannianus (Boeck.) Kük.W,C,E
lanceolatus (Poir.) C.B. ClarkeN,E
macranthus (Boeckeler) C.B.ClarkeN,W,C,E,S
macrostachyos (Lam.) J. RaynalN,W,C,S
melas (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeC
mundii NeesN,C,E,S
muricatus (Kük.) NapperW,C,E
nitidus (Lam.) J. RaynalW
pelophilus (Ridl.) C.B.ClarkeN,W,C,E,SImage
polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv.N,W,C,E,SImage
pumilus (L.) NeesN,W,C,E,S
smithianus (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeW
sp.no.1 (P.R. Guy 1753)N
sulcinux (C.B. Clarke) C. B. ClarkeE
unioloides (R. Br.) Urb.N,W,C
zonatissimus Cherm.C,S

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Flora of Botswana: Pycreus
Flora of Caprivi: Pycreus
Flora of Malawi: Pycreus
Flora of Mozambique: Pycreus
Flora of Zambia: Pycreus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pycreus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pycreus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pycreus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycreus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Pycreus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pycreus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=268, retrieved 27 May 2016

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