African Plant Database

Xyris nivea Welw. ex Rendle
Protologue : Cat. Afr. Pl. 2: 69 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Xyris
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, base not bulbous; leaves somewhat stiff, filiform
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Ecology : Sunny wooded places with Protea spp., Gladiolus.
  Plants from Cameroon (Fl. Cameroun 22: 40-41, 1981) named X. nivea (with syn. X. obscura) appear to be X. obscura according to Lock (Fl. Zambes., l.c.).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 4[2]: 1-8 (1985).
  • 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
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carte afrique num 42896
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