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.

Caprivi: 5 taxa.

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flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. ex Rchb. var. flavescens Description
flavescens (L.) P. Beauv. ex Rchb. var. rehmannianus (Boeck.) Kük.
okavangensis Podlech
polystachyos (Rottb.) P. Beauv. var. laxiflorus (Benth.) C.B.ClarkeDescription, Image
polystachyos (Rottb.) P.Beauv. var. polystachyos Description

Other sources of information about Pycreus:

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Flora of Botswana: Pycreus
Flora of Malawi: Pycreus
Flora of Mozambique: Pycreus
Flora of Zambia: Pycreus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pycreus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pycreus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pycreus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pycreus
Wikipedia: Pycreus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycreus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Pycreus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=268, retrieved 8 February 2023

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