Pycreus mundtii Nees
var. uniceps (C.B. Clarke) Napper

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Status: Native
Description:
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. uniceps: Glumes dark brown to black
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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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Literature:

Gordon-Gray, K.D. (1995). Cyperaceae in Natal Strelitzia 2 Page 143.

Hoenselaar, K., Verdcourt, B. & Beentje, H.J. (2010). Cyperaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 284 - 287. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycreus mundtii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycreus mundtii
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Wikipedia: Pycreus mundtii


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. uniceps.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=225620, retrieved 30 May 2024

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