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

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Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Choma E, 8 km
Record: EA Robinson
Mar 1955
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus

Mapanza, Simasunda
Record: EA Robinson; 1957
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus polystachyos Rottb. var. laxiflorus Benth.
Cyperus polystachyos Rottb. var. laxiflorus (Benth.) Lye
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Status: Native
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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Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Cosmopolitan in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s): Annual.
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Content last updated: Thursday 16 February 2017

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.

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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pycreus polystachyos var. laxiflorus., retrieved 19 June 2019

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