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.

Zambia: 31 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
aethiops (Welw. ex Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeNw,N,W
atribulbus (KüK.) Napper
atrorubidus Nelmes[DD]Description
capillifolius (A. Rich.) C.B. ClarkeN,W,CNw,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
chrysanthus (Boeckeler) C.B. ClarkeC,Lk,SDescription
elegantulus (Steud.) C.B. ClarkeEDescription, Image
flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. ex Rchb. var. flavescens Description
flavescens (L.) Rchb.[Agg][LR-lc]B,N,W,C,SNw,Mc,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
flavescens (L.) Rchb. subsp. tanäensis (Kük.) LyeDescription
intactus (Vahl) J.RaynalN,CMc,CDescription, Image
lanceolatus (Poir.) C.B. Clarke[LR-lc]N,WNw,Cb,N,McDescription, Image
laxespicatus (KüK.) Hoenselaar
macranthus (Boeckeler) C.B.ClarkeNw,Cb,N,C,S
macrostachyos (Lam.) J. RaynalNw,S
melas (Ridl.) C.B. ClarkeNw,N
micromelas Lye[DD]
mundtii Nees var. mundtii Description
mundtii Nees var. uniceps (C.B. Clarke) NapperDescription
mundtii Nees[Agg]B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
muricatus (Kük.) NapperLk
nigricans (Steud.) C.B. ClarkeW
nitidus (Lam.) J. RaynalLp,N,W
pelophilus (Ridl.) C.B.ClarkeN,Lk,S,WImage
poikilostachys Nelmes[DD]
polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv. var. laxiflorus (Benth.) C.B.ClarkeB,C,E,SE,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
polystachyos (Rottb.) P.Beauv. var. polystachyos SSDescription
pumilus (L.) NeesC,S
sanguinolentus (Vahl) Nees SSDescription, Image
unioloides (R. Br.) Urb.Nw,Lp,N,Lk,SImage
waillyi Cherm.
zonatissimus Cherm.Lk

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Flora of Botswana: Pycreus
Flora of Caprivi: Pycreus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pycreus
Flora of Malawi: Pycreus
Flora of Mozambique: Pycreus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pycreus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycreus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycreus
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Wikipedia: Pycreus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pycreus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=268, retrieved 17 April 2024

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