Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) P.Beauv.
var. polystachyos

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Synonyms: Cyperus chlorostachys Boeck.
Cyperus polystachyos Rottb.
Cyperus polystachyos Ridl. var. chlorostachys (Boeck.) Kük.
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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. polystachyos: Inflorescence simple or capitate; spikelets in digitate clusters, sessile or at the ends of primary branches, primary branches 0─3(─5) cm long.
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Possible India
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Flora of Caprivi: Pycreus polystachyos var. polystachyos
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycreus polystachyos
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pycreus polystachyos var. polystachyos ., retrieved 29 November 2023

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