Pycreus intactus (Vahl) J.Raynal

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Pycreus intactus

Mkushi, Fiwila Mission
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1958
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

Pycreus intactus

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

Pycreus intactus

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merrett

Pycreus intactus

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Apr 2013
Photo: Lari Merret

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Synonyms: Cyperus intactus Vahl
Cyperus polystachyos var. micans (Kunth) C.B. Clarke
Pycreus ferrugineus (Poir.) C.B. Clarke
Common names:
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Tufted leafy perennial (or annual depending on habitat conditions), culms erect. Inflorescence anthelate, spikelets lanceolate, not linear at base.
“The general facies is of a species of Cyperus rather than Pycreus, but style branches are always two” Gordon-Gray
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Notes: The global distribution depends on how the species is defined.
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Habitat: Natural or disturbed grassland, rock pavements, cultivation
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Worldwide distribution: Old and New Worlds (Gordon-Gray); Southern Africa, Madagascar, India, Bangladesh (WCSP for Cyperus intactus)
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,C
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Content last updated: Monday 10 July 2017

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycreus intactus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pycreus intactus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pycreus intactus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pycreus intactus
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iNaturalist: Pycreus intactus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus intactus
JSTOR Plant Science: Pycreus intactus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycreus intactus
Plants of the World Online: Pycreus intactus
Tropicos: Pycreus intactus
Wikipedia: Pycreus intactus

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 intactus., retrieved 10 December 2023

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