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.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
atribulbus (KüK.) NapperMS (other?)
pelophilus (Ridl.) C.B.ClarkeGIImage
polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv. var. laxiflorus (Benth.) C.B.ClarkeGIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pycreus:

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Flora of Botswana: Pycreus
Flora of Caprivi: Pycreus
Flora of Malawi: Pycreus
Flora of Zambia: Pycreus
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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
Wikipedia: Pycreus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycreus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pycreus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=268, retrieved 1 July 2022

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