Pycreus mundtii Nees[Agg]

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Pycreus mundtii

Record: EA Robinson
Apr 1954
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Pycreus mundtii

Record: EM Milne-Redhead
Aug 1930
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Pycreus mundtii

North Luangwa NP, Lubanga River
Aug 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus mundtii (Nees) Kunth
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial up to 30 cm high, with long trailing stolons up to 2 m long, rooting copiously at each node and ending in an inflorescence; culm 3-angled, smooth. Leaves up to 21 cm long, spread along the flowering stem. Inflorescence capitate or simple.
Although variable the species can be identified by the presence of leaves on the flowering stem.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes: Distribution in Zambia: varieties not determined.
Gordon-Gray uses the spelling ‘Pycreus mundii’ as recommended by Gunn & Codd.
Derivation of specific name: Johannes Leopold Ludwig Mund (1791-1831) botanical collector sent to the Cape to collect plants for the Prussian Army during the Napoleonic wars.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,Lk,S,W
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 March 2017

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 143.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 284 - 287. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycreus mundtii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pycreus mundtii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pycreus mundtii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pycreus mundtii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pycreus mundtii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pycreus mundtii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pycreus mundtii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pycreus mundtii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus mundtii
Ispot Southern Africa: Pycreus mundtii
JSTOR Plant Science: Pycreus mundtii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycreus mundtii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Pycreus mundtii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycreus mundtii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pycreus mundtii
Tropicos: Pycreus mundtii

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 mundtii., retrieved 23 May 2017

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