African Plant Database


Xyris L.
Family : XYRIDACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 42 (1753)  
 
Species
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : rush-like herbs; leaves are linear, mostly basal; inflorescence a simple terminal bracteate head borne on a naked elongate scape; flowers bisexual; fruit a capsule.
Ecology : Some 240 species; the African ones all belong to sect. Xyris, the other 2 sections occur in Australia and in C. and S. America

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 29
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 118 (2012).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
carte afrique num 196011
 
Record n°196011 modified 2008-12-27
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