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Xyris capensis Thunb.
Protologue : Prodr. Pl. Cap. 1: 81 (1794) 
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Xyris capensis Thunb. var. capensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Xyris melanocephala Miq.
=Xyris capensis var. nilagiriensis (Steud. ex Hook. f.) Engl.
=Xyris nilagiriensis Steud. ex Hook. f.
=Xyris capensis var. angolensis Malme
=Xyris capensis var. microcephala Malme
=Xyris capensis var. schoenoides (Mart.) L.A. Nilsson
=Xyris schoenoides Mart.
=Xyris capensis var. multicaulis L.A. Nilsson
=Xyris reptans Rendle (1899)
=Xyris semifuscata Bojer ex Baker (1883)
=Xyris subrubella Malme ex Hutch.
=Xyris zombana N.E. Br. (1902)
Taxon infra-specific
Xyris capensis Thunb. var. capensis
Xyris capensis var. pallescens Malme
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid; Grassland, Freshwater Wetland, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Africa, Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2011). Flore du Gabon. 42: 96
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