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. ClarkeEDescription, Image
elegantulus (Steud.) C.B. Clarke var. submelanostachys Kük.E
flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. ex Rchb. var. flavescens N,W,C,EDescription
flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. ex Rchb. var. rehmannianus (Boeck.) Kük.W,C,E
lanceolatus (Poir.) C.B. ClarkeN,EDescription, Image
macranthus (Boeckeler) C.B.ClarkeN,W,C,E,S
macrostachyos (Lam.) J. RaynalN,W,C,S
melas (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeC
mundtii Nees var. mundtii N,C,E,SDescription
muricatus (Kük.) NapperW,C,E
nitidus (Lam.) J. RaynalW
pelophilus (Ridl.) C.B.ClarkeN,W,C,E,SImage
polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv. var. laxiflorus (Benth.) C.B.ClarkeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
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,CImage
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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pycreus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pycreus
Wikipedia: Pycreus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycreus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pycreus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=268, retrieved 5 December 2022

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