Pycreus capillifolius (A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke

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Pycreus capillifolius

Kasama
Record: EA Robinson
Jun 1960
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Pycreus capillifolius

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Pycreus capillifolius

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Pycreus capillifolius

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Description:
Annual up to 33 cm high; culms tufted. Involucral bracts leaf-like, the lowermost continuing in the direction of the culm, the inflorescence therefore appearing lateral. Inflorescence capitate, spikelets sessile, 8-30 per head; glumes golden yellowish-brown to dark reddish-brown.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes: The distinctive feature, the lowermost glume continuing in the direction of the culm, as stated in the description, only becomes apparent in the mature inflorescence (LM 1299).
Derivation of specific name: capillifolius: hair-like leaves
Habitat: Seeps, shallow soil over rock pavements.
Altitude range: 1100 - 2040 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Western, eastern Africa from Ethiopia to Angola and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,C
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Content last updated: Monday 10 July 2017
Literature:

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 284.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycreus capillifolius
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Pycreus capillifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycreus capillifolius
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Tropicos: Pycreus capillifolius


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pycreus capillifolius.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=225630, retrieved 26 September 2017

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