Pycreus sanguinolentus (Vahl) Nees

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Pycreus sanguinolentus

Choma, Muckle Neuk
Record: EA Robinson
Jan 1954
Photocopy: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Cyperus sanguinolentus Vahl
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual or short-lived perennial, culms tufted, 3-angled, smooth, lower parts with several nodes. Involucral bracts 3-5, leaf-like, spreading. Inflorescence ± capitate or simple; spikelets 3-20 per cluster.
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Notes: Red data list status: Widespread: Least concern
Derivation of specific name: sanguinolentus: sanguineus = blood red; lentus = pliant, flexible
Habitat: Streams, river beds, grassland, or on thin soil over rocks
Altitude range: 950 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: East Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea to Zambia; Mediterranean , Asia, Australia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Content last updated: Monday 17 July 2017

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 287 - 288.

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

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