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Species Information

Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) P.Beauv. var. polystachyos
(name current 2016)
(Pycreus polystachyus)
(Pycreus polstachyus)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Pycreus polystachyus - (Inconcodwane) Slender, stiffly erect, c 60-100 cm high, tufted from compact base. Leaves flat, rather wavy, c 30 cm long X 3 mm or less wide. Stem sharply angular with ring of c four unequal leaf-like bracts below inflorescence, which is a dense radiating cluster of very numerous spikelets, sometimes having some of its axes a little elongated. Spikelets pale brown, very slender, c 1 cm long x 1 mm wide; glumes with pale nerves.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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