Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv.
var. laxiflorus (Benth.) C.B.Clarke

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Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Photo: Sune Holt
Pambarra, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Photo: Sune Holt
Pambarra, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Photo: Sune Holt
Pambarra, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Photo: Sune Holt
Pambarra, Vilanculos Distr., Inhambane, Mozambique

Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Photo: Sune Holt
Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Cyperus polystachyos Rottb. var. laxiflorus Benth.
Cyperus polystachyos Rottb. var. laxiflorus (Benth.) Lye
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Annual or short-lived perennial, sometimes producing small stolons; culms tufted, 18─68 cm long, 1.3 mm wide, 3-angled, smooth. Inflorescence capitate or simple. Spikelets crowded in dense digitate clusters, sessile or at the ends of primary branches.
var. laxiflorus: Inflorescence simple; spikelets clustered at end of primary branches on elongated axis, primary branches 2.7─8 cm long.
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Worldwide distribution: Cosmopolitan in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates.
Mozambique distribution: GI
Growth form(s): Annual.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30. As Pycreus polystachyos laxiflorus

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Pages 147 - 148.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 548. as Pycreus polystachyos var. polystachyos (Includes a picture).

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 289 - 291.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycreus polystachyos
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=110110, retrieved 17 September 2019

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