Pycreus lanceolatus (Poir.) C.B. Clarke

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Pycreus lanceolatus

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Pycreus lanceolatus

Photo: Mike Bingham

Pycreus lanceolatus

Photo: Mike Bingham

Pycreus lanceolatus

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus lanceolatus Poir.
Pycreus propinquus Nees
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Description:
Perennial up to 52 cm high, sometimes appearing to be annual; culms tufted, 3-angled, smooth, the base covered with reddish-brown to purplish bladeless sheaths. Involucral bracts 2-3, leaf-like, stiffly spreading. Inflorescence capitate, with golden-brown spikelets in a dense, digitate, globose cluster.
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Derivation of specific name: lanceolatus: lance-shaped, tapered to a point, probably referring to the scabrid leaf apex.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar, South America
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Literature:

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 291 - 292.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 89.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pycreus lanceolatus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110030, retrieved 13 August 2020

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