Pycreus mundtii Nees
var. mundtii

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Perennial up to 30 cm high, with long trailing stolons up to 2 m long, rooting copiously at each node and ending in an inflorescence; culm 3-angled, smooth. Leaves up to 21 cm long, spread along the flowering stem. Inflorescence capitate or simple.
Although variable the species can be identified by the presence of leaves on the flowering stem.
var. mundtii: Glumes yellow to pale brown.
Derivation of specific name: Johannes Leopold Ludwig Mund (1791-1831) botanical collector sent to the Cape to collect plants for the Prussian Army during the Napoleonic wars.
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 47.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 89. As Pycreus mundii

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 120.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycreus mundtii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Pycreus mundtii var. mundtii., retrieved 25 June 2024

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