Pycreus capillifolius (A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke

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Pycreus capillifolius

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Pycreus capillifolius

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Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Pycreus capillifolius

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area

Pycreus capillifolius

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual up to 33 cm high; culms tufted. Involucral bracts leaf-like, the lowermost continuing in the direction of the culm, the inflorescence therefore appearing lateral. Inflorescence capitate, spikelets sessile, 8-30 per head; glumes golden yellowish-brown to dark reddish-brown.
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Derivation of specific name: capillifolius: hair-like leaves
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Worldwide distribution: Western, eastern Africa from Ethiopia to Angola and Zambia.
Malawi distribution:
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Literature:

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 284.

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Flora of Zambia: Pycreus capillifolius

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycreus capillifolius
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pycreus capillifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pycreus capillifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pycreus capillifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pycreus capillifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pycreus capillifolius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pycreus capillifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pycreus capillifolius
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pycreus capillifolius
Ispot Southern Africa: Pycreus capillifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Pycreus capillifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycreus capillifolius
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Pycreus capillifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycreus capillifolius
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pycreus capillifolius
Tropicos: Pycreus capillifolius


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Pycreus capillifolius.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=225630, retrieved 16 December 2017

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